It’s been some time since we’ve had any news or information about The Operators, so I was a tad interested when I saw this mention on SSN Insider especially as IMDbPro has it listed as “Development Unknown 1 May 2015”:
“You’ll need to be fast on the trigger, but there are still a lot of titles up for grabs, so SSN is wading through the titles to pick the most bankable out of the lot for U.S. audiences. Since it is Cannes, these won’t be blockbusters, but they also won’t come with a blockbuster price tag. These are the types of indie and mid-budget films that will give investors a solid return on investment and if handled correctly could pick up awards in fall.
“Drama, Active Development
Director: David Michod Producers: Brett Ratner, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner Key Cast: Brad Pitt
Logline: Behind-the-scenes look at the Afghanistan war from the military commanders with their high-stakes decisions and infighting, to the soldiers on patrol.
SSN Insight: Based on the 2012 book of the same name by author Michael Hastings, this film has some A-List backing between Pitt’s Plan B and Ratner’s Rat Pack. Pitt has been on a role for a while now with war films, albeit period ones, but this modern take should do well for him. Michôd is an Australian filmmaker who rose to prominence with his 2010 drama Animal Kingdom that earned the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. His most recent film, Rover starring Guy Pearce premiered at last year’s Cannes and was released by A24.
Hope we have some distributor/sales news soon.