ANIMAL KINGDOM Helmer to Write And Direct THE OPERATORS With Brad Pitt

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Now, here's a little something with the potential to be quite good: Animal Kingdom and The Rover helmer David Michôd has been tapped to write and direct an adaptation of Michael Hastings' 2011 book The Operators with Brad Pitt attached to star. The book? That would be an expose of American general Stanley McChrystal - the man in charge of US military forces in Afghanistan - so explosive that it led to McChrystal being fired.

Has there ever been any sort of indication that the American movie going audience has any interest in turning out en masse to films regarding current conflicts, never mind ones critical of their own behavior? Nope, not a jot, and on that level this is a perfect recipe for losing large amounts of money. But if you're gonna do it, Michôd is a pretty great choice as the man in charge.
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  • billydaking

    McChrystal resigned in 2010; the book came out in 2012. What caused the controversy was the Rolling Stone article "The Runaway General," which the book expanded on.

  • Yojimbo

    The book was excellent, I cant see it working as a film an 8 part TV series yup.

  • cuckoozey

    I'll watch anything that David Michôd does, even with Brad Pitt in it.

  • Yojimbo

    I enjoyed the book would be better as a TV mini series I think.

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