The deal means Netflix has agreed to fund and distribute the film and the joint business venture is said to be worth $30 million and is the combined efforts of his Plan B Production company and the service.
No, Brad Pitt is not going to completely give up the big screen, but it’s just a natural evolution of how content is delivered and how the audience consumes it. The ability for Netflix to reach into so many homes and be on so many devices has become very appealing to a star or producer.
The film is a satirical comedy inspired by the bestselling book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan, by the late journalist Michael Hastings.
War Machine is set to start shooting in August 2015, and David Michod will take on directing duties as well as would be penning the same.
David Michod credits include Animal Kingdom and The Rover, and will see Brad Pitt essay General Stanley McChrystal, once a commander of US forces in Afghanistan.
This could be the beginning of a new era for the distribution of movies and Brad Pitt, who is married to actress Angelina Jolie, could pave the way for a new future for the film industry in the online world.
Talking about Netflix, well the streaming service continues to establish itself in countries around the world and it has just announced countries like Italy, Portugal and Spain to raise it’s penetration and is expected to be in even more by the time this movie is ready for a qualifying theatrical run.
Here’s wishing Brad Pitt all the best for his new venture.
Brad Pitt has signed a deal with an online streaming service Netflix, which will see him star and produce his first exclusive movie for the streaming ...2.0