Film Adaptations of ‘The Operators’ and ‘Tiger’s Curse’ Land Scribes

While this doesn’t quite fit in the subcategory of magazine article-to-film adaptations — Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring and Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain being two of the more prominent, future examples — ShowBlitz reports that Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment and New Regency have bought the rights to Michael Hastings‘ war-based The Operators.

Being a book that generated from his own Rolling Stone article about then-General Stanley A. McChrystal — the same that led to his own firing, as you (hopefully) remember — The Operators “picks up where the article left off,” going into detail on a European tour wherein McChrystal tried to generate support for the war in Afghanistan. But, in addition to the typical “life-and-death wartime decisions” that one would expect from military brass, we even get to see some of the partying they enjoyed partaking in. That’s an entire, real-life world unbeknownst to cinema, and,
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