Brad Pitt Playing General Stanley McChrystal in The Operators

Celebrity News Apr. 15, 2014 AT 2:20PM
Brad Pitt and General Stanley McChrystal Brad Pitt will play General Stanley McChrystal in The Operators. Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com; Samuel Kubani/AFP/Getty

Brad Pitt has found his next major role. The Golden Globe-winning actor will play General Stanley McChrystal in an upcoming adaptation of Michael Hastings' 2012 book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan

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Hastings, who was killed at age 33 in a car accident last June, first profiled Gen. McChrystal in a 2010 Rolling Stone piece, "The Runaway General," which chronicled the General's war efforts abroad and quoted his and his staff's negative words about the Obama administration's handling of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. After the article's publication, Gen. McChrystal was brought to Washington, D.C. and ended his military career.

Pitt will not only star as McChrystal in the big-screen adaptation of The Operators, but will produce the film with his Plan B company. Animal Kingdom director David Michôd will helm the project. 

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The Operators will be Pitt's second upcoming war film. He is also starring in the World War II flick Fury, scheduled to hit theaters in November. 

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