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Brad Pitt in Mumbai to promote ‘War Machine’, will meet Shah Rukh

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Mumbai: Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is in India to promote his latest film, the Netflix satire “War Machine”.

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan will be moderating a special chat session here with Pitt, in which the two actors will discuss the project. In the movie, the 53-year-old actor plays a US General posted in Afghanistan.

Directed by David Michod, of “Animal Kingdom” fame, the Netflix Original film is inspired by the book “The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by late journalist Michael Hastings.


An investment in the range of USD 60 million also makes it Netflix’s biggest-budget feature to date. Pitt’s character is loosely based on General Stanley A McChrystal, a retired United States Army general best-known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). His last assignment was as Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, US Forces Afghanistan.

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Hastings’s blistering profile on McChrystal led to his firing by Obama.

Pitt’s company Plan B is also one of the producers of the film. The first big-budget Hollywood movie on Netflix will be released on May 26.