Pitt in talks for The Operators

Brad Pitt could be playing General Stanley McChrystal in a film

Brad Pitt could be playing General Stanley McChrystal in a film

First published in National Entertainment News © by

Brad Pitt is in talks to star in war drama The Operators.

The World War Z star is tipped to play the outspoken General Stanley McChrystal, the former commanding general of international and US forces in Afghanistan in the film, reported the Los Angeles Times.

He would also produce the big screen version of Michael Hastings' book The Operators, which is being directed and written by Australian filmmaker David Michod.

Michael's book, based on his Rolling Stone expose The Runaway General: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America's War In Afghanistan , tells the story of the general, who resigned from his post after allegedly being overheard bad-mouthing his superiors including President Barack Obama. The general died last June in a car crash in Los Angeles at the age of 33.

Brad, last seen in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave and Ridley Scott's The Counsellor, will next star in David Ayer's World War II drama Fury alongside Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Pena.

He is also set to make a cameo in 22 Jump Street, with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree