Release date: 26 August
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Bradley Cooper
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
From director Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) comes War Dogs, a comedic drama based on true events, starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas and four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper.
It follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows smaller businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life.
But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.
The screenplay is by Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips & Jason Smilovic, based on the Rolling Stone article titled “Arms and the Dudes,” by Guy Lawson. War Dogs reunited Phillips with several of his collaborators from The Hangover trilogy.