Topher Grace jokes about filming ‘War Machine’ with ‘B.P.’

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.

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Quiet Abu Dhabi street transforms into War Machine film set

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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Anthony Hayes Joins ‘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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Keith Stanfield Joins Brad Pitt’s Netflix Movie ‘War Machine’

“The Revenant” star Will Poulter is also in talks to join the young ensemble cast

Years & Years Album Launch PartyFresh off the success of “Straight Outta Compton,” Keith Stanfield has signed on to join Brad Pitt in Netflix’s political satire “War Machine,” TheWrap has learned. Will Poulter (“The Revenant”) is also in talks to join the young ensemble cast.

David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) will direct the film, which will debut in select theaters next year and stream exclusively on Netflix, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Michôd also wrote the movie, which is based on Michael Hastings’ bestselling book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.” Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing with Ian Bryce (“World War Z”).

“War Machine” follows a four star general (Pitt) whose impeccable track record lands him to command the American war in Afghanistan. Principal photography is scheduled to start very soon.

Pitt will be joined by Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen and John Magaro.
Stanfield can currently be seen playing Snoop Dogg in “Straight Outta Compton.” He also co-stars in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” and Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead.”

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Anthony Michael Hall Joins Brad Pitt In Netflix’s ‘War Machine’

Brad Pitt found his military sidekick in his new Netflix feature War Machine. Anthony Michael Hall has been cast to star opposite Pitt in the satirical comedy from writer-director David Michôd (The Rover, Animal Kingdom). The project, which was inspired by the bestselling book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings, concerns a four star, “rock star” general whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. While Pitt plays a character loosely based on Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Hall portrays the No. 2 in the military regime — Gen. Hank Pulver, who is also loosely based on McChrystal’s second in command Gen. Mike Flynn.

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Scoot McNairy Joins Brad Pitt In Netflix’s ‘War Machine’

Scoot McNairy has been set to join Brad Pitt in Netflix’s war-on-terror-themed black comedy War Machine. Last seen in Gone Girl, McNairy reunites here with Pitt and his Plan B partners after he worked with them on Killing Them Softly and 12 Years A Slave. He worked with War Machine helmer David Michod on The Rover.

The film is based on the Michael Hastings book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan and satirizes the handling of that war, and the people running it. Michod wrote the script and Pitt produces with Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, in association with Ian Bryce.

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