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.