The Playlist has compiled its list of Most Anticipated Films and I’m loving that it’s not only us that has rated this film so high for 2016. Venice you say? Hmm I might have to change my holiday plans.
“3. “War Machine”
Director: David Miçhod (“Animal Kingdom,” “The Rover”)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Meg Tilly, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter
Synopsis: A veiled biopic of Stanley McChrystal, the so-called Runaway General who was put in charge of the war in Afghanistan by President Obama but who quickly alienated his allies and bosses.
What You Need To Know: It might not be a sea change that one of the movies in our top five most anticipated of 2015 is funded and will be distributed by streaming service Netflix, but it’s certainly notable. “Beasts Of No Nation” certainly made a splash, but this is Netflix’s biggest endeavor to date, with the company stepping in to fund David Miçhod’s darkly comic “M.A.S.H.” style look at the war in Afghanistan, starring one of the planet’s biggest stars, after New Regency and Ratpac took issue with the budget, to the tune of $60 million. Miçhod’s an enormous talent, the subject matter is vitally important, and the supporting cast —which along with Poulter, also includes other fast rising stars like “Brooklyn” breakout Emory Cohen,“Short Term 12” standout Keith Stanfield, “Me & Earl & The Dying Girl”’s RJ Cyler and “The Big Short” actor John Magaro— is killer.
Release Date: None yet, but look for it at a fall festival (perhaps a Netflix return to Venice?) before it hits theaters and Netflix.”