Netflix’s next big film project is on its way for a spring debut. Titled War Machine, the film stars Brad Pitt as General Glenn McMahon in a satirical comedy meant to lampoon the War in Afghanistan. He’s joined by an all-star cast featuring Tilda Swinton, Atlanta’s Keith Stanfield, Anthony Michael Hall, and Topher Grace.
War Machine, directed by Australian director David Michôd, is based on the 2012 bestseller The Operators, which detailed the travels of retired General Stanley McChrystal, who led US and international forces in Afghanistan in the 2000s. It’s a big get for Netflix: the streaming company reportedly paid $60 million to Plan B (the studio behind both The OA and Bong Joon-ho’s Okja) last year for the distribution rights. It’s certainly clear that Netflix is intent on releasing prestige projects that will attract awards attention, and those efforts are sure to ramp up now that Amazon has a Best Picture nomination to its credit. War Machine will land online on May 26th.