Brad Pitt e David Michod per The operators

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La Plan B di Brad Pitt ha affidato al regista australiano David Michod (Animal Kingdom, The Rover), l’adattamento di The operators, un libro che racconta la vera storia del Generale Stanley McChrystal, il capo delle forze armate internazionali in Afghanistan, attraverso le manovre ed i giochi di potere dietro le quinte.

Il pamphlet, scritto da Michael Hastings è un best-seller negli Stati Uniti.

Brad Pitt pare sia interessato anche ad interpretarlo, mentre la New Regency coprodurrà il film. Per Michod, il talento rivelato da Animal Kingdom, è un bel passo in avanti…

A shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers, and the politcal firestorm that shook the United States.   

In the shadow of the hunt for Bin Laden and the United States’ involvement in the Middle East, General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was living large. His loyal staff liked to call him a “rock star.” During a spring 2010 trip, journalist Michael Hastings looked on as McChrystal and his staff let off steam, partying and openly bashing the Obama administration. When Hastings’s article appeared in Rolling Stone, it set off a political firestorm: McChrystal was unceremoniously fired.

In The Operators, Hastings picks up where his Rolling Stone coup ended. From patrol missions in the Afghan hinterlands to senior military advisors’ late-night bull sessions to hotel bars where spies and expensive hookers participate in nation-building, Hastings presents a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of what he fears is an unwinnable war.  Written in prose that is at once eye-opening and other times uncannily conversational, readers of No Easy Day will take to Hastings’ unyielding first-hand account of the Afghan War and its cast of players.  

 

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