January 20, 2016

• x058 Last uploaded: Candids, Photoshoots, Awardshows, Premieres, Fight Club, Tree of Life & War Machine.

Also thanks to Vaska.

December 14, 2015
by admin / War Machine

Pic is produced by Netflix and Pitt’s production company, Plan B Entertainment, and inspired by the bestselling book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by late American journalist Michael Hastings. The book is based on Hasting’s interviews with general Stanley McChrystal who was appointed to command the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2009.

Pitt toplines as a four-star U.S. military general, patterned after McChrystal, who is determined to win the “impossible” war in Afghanistan. Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter and Topher Grace also star.

The team behind “War Machine” arrived in Abu Dhabi in August to set up the production office before the UAE shoot which began in Abu Dhabi in October.

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November 22, 2015

• x016 War Machine – Onset: Berlin, Germany (11/20/15).
• x025 November 03 – By the Sea (Q&A) – New York City, NY.
• x033 November 03 – By the Sea (Screening) – New York City, NY.
• x174 November 05 – By the Sea – Hollywood, CA.
• x060 November 04 – WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards – New York City, NY.
• x005 Gente (Italy) 2015.

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November 4, 2015
by admin / War Machine

Best known for “That ’70s Show,” Topher Grace now has two far more serious projects coming up: “Truth,” about the events that led to news anchor Dan Rather’s resignation, and “War Machine,” a war film in which he co-stars with Brad Pitt. “We’ve always been tight,” Grace jokes about his relationship with “B Rad” Pitt. He also fools Natalie Morales in a game of “2 Truths and a Lie” by pretending to stumble while telling the truth.

Read more + video. Fun video to watch if you appreciate Topher’s sense of humor. He talks briefly about filming War machine currently with Brad.

October 30, 2015
by admin / War Machine

A quiet residential street in Abu Dhabi has been transformed into a military fortress as part of Brad Pitt’s upcoming blockbuster War Machine.

The tight one-way road, off 15th Street and parallel to Sultan Bin Zayed the First, has been cordoned off by police since Monday, with one old building featuring an “American embassy in Kabul” plaque.

Shooting is reportedly set to continue at the location until November 5.

At noon Wednesday, three burly actors in combat gear stood as sentries at the gate armed with what appeared to be M-16s. On set was a catering van emblazoned with the words “Golden Crown”, a restaurant on Hamdan street.

According to sources on the site, the street will also double as a Palestinian border crossing, and will be the scene of an action sequence.

“I hear there will be shooting and also one bomb here in the ‘embassy’ in two or three days,” said a Pakistani resident who lives nearby. “They say there will be lots of action here soon.”

The beginning of the Abu Dhabi shoot this week emerged from an unlikely source: Ann Michod, a relative of director David Michod, who confirmed the news in a tweet on October 19.

“The War Machine crew have arrived in Abu Dhabi for the second half of the shoot, should be there for six weeks,” she posted.

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August 29, 2015
by admin / War Machine

Australian actor Anthony Hayes is the latest to join Brad Pitt in Netflix’s “War Machine.”

Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, John Magaro and Anthony Michael Hall are also on board, with “Animal Kingdom” helmer David Michod directing and writing. Netflix will open the film in select theaters next year as well as stream the film on its online service.

Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing with Ian Bryce.

Based on Michael Hastings’ book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” the story follows a general, played by Pitt, whose track record lands him the commanding job in the American conflict in Afghanistan.

Principal photography is scheduled to start this fall.

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