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Netflix Dropped A Surprising Amount To Win Brad Pitt's War Machine

17 June 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

How do we know that Netflix is a legitimate source for original content? Aside from the massive success of shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, landing Brad Pitt seems like a immense leap in the right direction. The streaming service continues to bulk up on its own slate of TV and movie offerings, and it paid some major dollars and cents for Pitt.s military satire.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix dropped $60 million for the rights to release Pitt.s War Machine. The streaming service is always on the hunt for premium content for their subscribers, but this is a major buy. War Machine was originally set up at New Regency through Pitt.s Plan B and RatPac Entertainment, but they wanted the filmmakers, including The Rover director David Michod, to lower their costs. Instead of complying, they put the project up for grabs »

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Whoa: Netflix Actually Paid $60M for Brad Pitt's Politically Charged Military Satire

17 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the June 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Adam Sandler is one thing, but how did Netflix land Brad Pitt? Turns out, money talks. In April 2014, actor-producer Pitt announced he would star in Plan B's adaptation of the late Michael Hastings' book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan as Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan who was forced to resign after mocking Vice President Joe Biden

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- Pamela McClintock

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Atlanta News Roundup: June 15, 2015

15 June 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

“Lewis and Clark” is the latest HBO miniseries to film in Georgia; the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill story takes root in Atlanta; and “Cutting It” makes the cut on We-tv. It’s this week's Atlanta News Roundup. "Lewis and Clark" Travels to GeorgiaHBO’s “Lewis and Clark,” starring Casey Affleck, will be filming in Conyers, Ga., and the surrounding Rockdale County area. Tom HanksPlaytone Productions, Brad Pitt’s Plan B, and Edward Norton’s Class 5 Films will produce the six-hour miniseries. The D.C. Saga of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill to Film in AtlantaThough set in Washington, D.C., HBO’s “Confirmation”—about the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings—will be filming in Atlanta, with pre-production set to start soon. Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill, the former Clarence Thomas aide who accused him of sexual harassment, and Wendell Pierce will play Thomas. "Cutting It": The »

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Film Festival Orphans ‘Nightingale,’ ‘Stockholm’ Click with TV Audiences

11 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Elliott Lester’s David Oyelowo starrer “Nightingale” premiered at the L.A. Film Festival in summer 2014. Nicole Kidman’s Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco” opened the Cannes Film Festival one month earlier. And Nikole Beckwith’s “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” featuring bravura turns from Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon, bowed in competition this spring at Sundance. All were subsequently picked up for distribution and are expected to cast a serious shadow on the upcoming awards race.

Of course, the awards in question are Emmys, and the distribs are HBO, Lifetime and Lifetime, respectively. While television’s pull on topnotch feature helmers and actors is old news, cable networks have recently started looking to film festivals to supply quality product. And filmmakers are finding a new avenue to chase viewers and laurels outside of the beleaguered indie distribution apparatus.

In the case of “Nightingale,” the film bowed to scant attention while Oyelowo »

- Andrew Barker

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Industry mulls Netflix ‘War Machine’ deal

9 June 2015 11:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film insiders are grappling with the potential ramifications of Netflix’s deal announced on Monday for the Brad Pitt starrer that Screen understands is in the $70m range.

The general consensus is the streaming giant offered the clearest evidence yet of its ability to fully finance studio-level budgets with A-list talent in pursuit of more subscribers.

Yet opinion is divided on whether the War Machine arrangement will turn out to be an ally or an enemy for the business in its current iteration.

The studios are watching closely. The project could have ended up at a Us major had New Regency and RatPac proceeded with the Afghan War satire under their three-year production deal with Pitt and Dede Gardner’s Plan B.

New Regency co-financed Plan B’s 12 Years A Slave but along with Ratpac passed on War Machine, an adaptation of the late Michael Hastings’ non-fiction book, The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Industry mulls ‘War Machine’ deal

9 June 2015 11:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film insiders are grappling with the potential ramifications of Netflix’s deal announced on Monday for the Brad Pitt starrer that Screen understands is in the $70m range.

The general consensus is the streaming giant offered the clearest evidence yet of its ability to fully finance studio-level budgets with A-list talent in pursuit of more subscribers.

Yet opinion is divided on whether the War Machine arrangement will turn out to be an ally or an enemy for the business in its current iteration.

The studios are watching closely. The project could have ended up at a Us major had New Regency and RatPac proceeded with the Afghan War satire under their three-year production deal with Pitt and Dede Gardner’s Plan B.

New Regency co-financed Plan B’s 12 Years A Slave but along with Ratpac passed on War Machine, an adaptation of the late Michael Hastings’ non-fiction book, The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Industry chews over ‘War Machine’ deal

9 June 2015 11:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film insiders are grappling with the potential ramifications of Netflix’s deal announced on Monday for the Brad Pitt starrer War Machine that Screen understands is in the $70m range.

The general consensus is the streaming giant offered the clearest evidence yet of its ability to fully finance studio-level budgets with A-list talent in pursuit of more subscribers.

Yet opinion is divided on whether the War Machine arrangement will turn out to be an ally or an enemy for the business in its current iteration.

The studios are watching closely. The project could have ended up at a Us major had New Regency and RatPac proceeded with the Afghan War satire under their three-year production deal with Pitt and Dede Gardner’s Plan B.

New Regency co-financed Plan B’s 12 Years A Slave but along with Ratpac passed on War Machine, an adaptation of the late Michael Hastings’ non-fiction book, The Operators: The Wild »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Brad Pitt’s War Machine To Air Exclusively On Netflix

9 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Netflix original film, War Machine, a provocative satirical comedy from David Michôd with Brad Pitt set to star in the leading role, will be exclusively available to members of the leading Internet TV service globally and in select theaters next year.

Produced by Netflix and Pitt alongside his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and producer Ian Bryce (World War Z, Saving Private Ryan), War Machine brings together Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, World War Z, Moneyball) with Michôd, the acclaimed Australian writer and director (Animal Kingdom, The Rover). Principal photography is scheduled to start in August.

Inspired by the best-selling book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late Michael Hastings, War Machine concerns a four star, “rock star” general whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. »

- Melissa Thompson

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‘The Island With Bear Grylls’ -- Mouth To Mouth Saves Endangered Turtle

9 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

A contestant on "The Island with Bear Grylls" set aside his own survival instincts to lock lips with an endangered sea turtle to bring it back from the dead.  On Monday night's episode, hungry contestants accidentally trapped the turtle in one of their fishing nets, and found it drowning. Normally on a 'Bear Grylls' show, wildlife be damned when it comes to survival, but this sea turtle is a protected species, so instead »

- TMZ Staff

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Netflix lands Brad Pitt movie

8 June 2015 4:56 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Netflix has nabbed worldwide rights to a satirical comedy which will star Brad Pitt as a controversial Us military general, directed by David Michôd.

In his follow-up to The Rover, Michôd will write the screenplay of War Machine, adapted from the book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story Of America.s War In Afghanistan, by the late journalist Michael Hastings.

Pitt.s Plan B optioned the book, which is inspired by the colourful life and career of General Stanley McChrystal, who commanded the international and Us forces in Afghanistan.

Hastings wrote a story for Rolling Stone, The Runaway General, which quoted McChrystal as badmouthing the White House and its handling of the war. He was ordered back to Washington by President Obama and soon thereafter tendered his resignation.. Hastings died in a car crash in 2013.

The distribution deal represents the biggest investment yet by Netflix in a feature film, »

- Don Groves

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Netflix acquires ‘War Machine’

8 June 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The streaming giant has made its biggest statement yet with regard to studio-level production, swooping on world rights to the Brad Pitt satire and committing to a budget understood to be in the $70m range.

David Michôd of Animal Kingdom fame will direct Pitt as a brash Us commander modelled on the four-star General Stanley McChrystal, whose lifestyle was documented in the book by the late Michael Hastings, The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan.

Netflix will orchestrate a limited theatrical release while focusing on the main play, a worldwide digital launch in late 2016, by which time the company aims to have achieved its oft-stated goal of streaming from around 200 countries. Earlier this month Netflix unveiled plans to be in Italy, Portugal and Spain by October.

The company will produce with Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, as well as »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Brad Pit heads to Netflix with military film ‘War Machine’

8 June 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

If you didn’t think Netflix could become any more powerful, get ready to be incredibly wrong. As reported by Deadline, Netflix has just obtained distribution rights to the film War Machine, which will star Brad Pitt and will be written and directed by David Michod (Animal Kingdom and The Rover).

This is pretty big news for the popular streaming site, since this is the first time it’s acquired a film with a huge star such as Pitt. Plus it is the biggest investment Netflix has made to date (around $30 million) and will probably lead the way for them to produce and distribute more films in the future. Netflix has made previous deals to produce and stream four Adam Sandler films and to have the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel be their first feature film. While these deals are substantial, there’s no denying that distributing a Brad Pitt »

- Sarah

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Gavin DeGraw -- I'm Channeling My Inner Mr. T

8 June 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

No one's ever going to confuse Gavin DeGraw with Mr. T -- which explains why the singer uses the "Rocky III" villain's name as an alias ... but sadly for Gavin, we busted him at Lax.  Our photog was scouring the airport for Mr. T after seeing a Clubber Lang sign in baggage claim, but found Gavin instead ... who explained why he chose the secret identity.  Hate to burst his bubble, but there's a flaw in Gavin's plan. »

- TMZ Staff

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War Machine: Netflix Acquires Distribution of Brad Pitt Film

8 June 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Netflix Has Acquired Distribution Rights to Brad Pitt Film War Machine. Brad Pitt, through his production company, Plan B, will be producing and adapting the Michael Hastings book, a satirical and incisive look at America’s behaviour in Afghanistan. Pitt will play a four-star general, likely molded after General Stanley McChrystal.

The film will be inspired by Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan. How direct this ‘inspiration’ will be before it becomes adaptation is yet unclear, but we do know that David Michod is writing and directing – which has turned out terrifically in the past. All in all, this sounds like a great project. I think Brad Pitt makes some very good choices (when he’s not part of a CGI zombie franchise) and feel like this could be a smart, harsh and effective political comedy.

Now if I »

- Marco Margaritoff

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Brad Pitt to Star in War Machine – No, Not That War Machine

8 June 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In today's non-Marvel news that sounds like Marvel news, Brad Pitt is set to star in War Machine, a Netflix original movie adapted from the late Michael Hasting's best-selling book, "The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan." Produced by Netflix and Pitt's Plan B, the David Michôd-directed satirical comedy takes aim at the American military industrial complex. War Machine is, in Michôd's words, "a big, bold movie about the whole sprawling, complex, cumbersome and crazy machinery of modern war and the many lives it touches.” [caption id="attachment_469655" align="alignright" width="228"] Image via Amazon[/caption] From the press release: Inspired by the best-selling book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late Michael Hastings, War Machine concerns a four star, “rock star” general whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Netflix Acquires David Michôd's 'War Machine' Starring Brad Pitt

8 June 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Ted Sarandos Attacks Studios and Theaters for Stifling Innovation Netflix has acquired distribution rights to "War Machine," a satirical comedy from "Animal Kingdom" and "The Rover" writer-director David Michôd set to star Brad Pitt in the leading role. The film, produced by Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and producer Ian Bryce ("World War Z"), will be exclusively available to Netflix members next year and will also open in select theaters. Principal photography is set to begin in August. Here's the film's synopsis per Netflix: "Inspired by the best-selling book 'The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan' by the late Michael Hastings, 'War Machine' concerns a four star, 'rock star' general whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. Determined to win the 'impossible' war. »

- Nigel M Smith

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Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ to Stream on Netflix

8 June 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Brad Pitt‘s “War Machine” will stream on Netflix, and be seen in select theaters next year. The company announced the acquisition of the satirical comedy directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) on Monday. Michôd is also writing the movie based on Michael Hastings‘ bestselling book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” while Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce, along with Ian Bryce (“World War Z”). Also read: 'Sense8' Review: Wachowskis Sketch Fascinating Characters in New Netflix Series “War Machine” follows a four star general (Pitt »

- Greg Gilman

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Netflix Acquires Brad Pitt’s Satirical Comedy ‘War Machine’

8 June 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has nabbed distribution rights to Brad Pitt’s “War Machine.”

The satirical comedy, directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) and based on Michael Hastings’ bestselling book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” marks the biggest film acquisition to date for the streaming service.

Michôd also wrote the film, which will be produced by Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, along with Ian Bryce (“World War Z”).

“We are so excited to be a part of the inspiring commitment by Netflix to produce cutting-edge content and to deliver it to a global audience,” Pitt said in a press release.

“I’m humbled to be making a big, bold movie about the whole sprawling, complex, cumbersome and crazy machinery of modern war and the many lives it touches,” Michôd added.

“War Machine” follows Pitt, a four-star U.S. military general, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Netflix Nabs Brad Pitt Movie 'War Machine' in Breakthrough Deal

8 June 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Here's a power move Frank Underwood would appreciate. According to Deadline, Netflix has acquired distribution rights to the satirical comedy "War Machine," starring Brad Pitt as a four-star general. "War Machine" was written and directed by David Michoud, with Pitt's Plan B team producing.

Apparently the A-list movie star and his reps have been meeting with Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos on an alternative distribution strategy, culminating in today's big announcement. Here's how Deadline put it:

With this deal, Sarandos has an opportunity to make the kind of seismic move in features as he did with TV series like House Of Cards. This will be the biggest investment Netflix will have made so far in a feature film, in the $30 million range. It is also the first time Netflix has really gotten hold of a film with one of the biggest global A-list movie stars, in his prime, »

- Gina Carbone

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TV Review: ‘Nightingale’

27 May 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One-person shows represent a formidable challenge on stage, and the intimacy of the screen only magnifies those hurdles. David Oyelowo and director Elliott Lester have done a creditable job of clearing them in “Nightingale,” an HBO movie pickup that charts one man’s isolation and madness within the claustrophobic confines of a single house. Uncomfortably stretched even at 82 minutes, the film manages to stay intriguing by dangling questions without overtly answering them, leaving the viewer to essentially putty in gaps as Oyelowo’s character rages, pleads and rationalizes away his actions – and indeed, life.

Written by Frederick Mensch, the movie opens with a voiceover in which the protagonist, Peter, discusses a flash of clarity he’s experienced. Soon enough, it becomes clear that he’s been working a dead-end job while living with his mother, who is suspiciously unseen while he muses enthusiastically about a “change in my circumstances.”

Before you can say “Norman Bates, »

- Brian Lowry

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