14 April 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Brad Pitt will star and produce the film adaptation of journalist Michael Hastings' 2012 book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan, which gave a behind-the-scenes account of the recalcitrant General Stanley McChrystal from when Hastings was researching his award-winning Rolling Stone article "The Runaway General." Director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, Hesher) will helm the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Hastings traveled around Europe and Afghanistan with General McChrystal for a month in 2010 for his Rolling Stone article. »

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