You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

David Michod to Direct, Write Brad Pitt’s ‘The Operators’

“Animal Kingdom” director David Michod will write and direct “The Operators,” with Brad Pitt attached to star. Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment will co-finance and produce.

“The Operators” is based on Michael Hastings’ 2011 bestseller about the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly the commander of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The book serves as a behind-the-scenes portrait of the country’s military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers and a political firestorm that shook the United States after Hastings’ article on his 2010 trip to Afghanistan ran in Rolling Stone and led to McChrystal’s firing after his staff was revealed to have been bashing the Obama administration and partying on the battlefield.

Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will also produce the film through Pitt’s Plan B shingle.

New Regency and Plan B recently produced “12 Years a Slave,” and they have a multiyear pact to co-finance films together through Brett Ratner’s RatPac.

Michod is repped by UTA; Pitt and Plan B are with CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

More Biz

  • This, photo shows the 21st Century

    Sony Pictures Joins 21st Century Fox Hunt as Deal Talk Spreads Across Biz

    “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod will write and direct “The Operators,” with Brad Pitt attached to star. Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment will co-finance and produce. “The Operators” is based on Michael Hastings’ 2011 bestseller about the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly the commander of international and U.S. forces in […]

  • Songs for Screens Powered by Mac

    Songs for Screens: Exclusive Premiere From Poo Bear and T-Bone Burnett; The Avalanches Hit The Slopes With North Face (Listen)

    “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod will write and direct “The Operators,” with Brad Pitt attached to star. Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment will co-finance and produce. “The Operators” is based on Michael Hastings’ 2011 bestseller about the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly the commander of international and U.S. forces in […]

  • India’s PVR Buys Stake in iPic

    India’s PVR Buys Stake in iPic U.S. Luxury Theater Chain

    “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod will write and direct “The Operators,” with Brad Pitt attached to star. Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment will co-finance and produce. “The Operators” is based on Michael Hastings’ 2011 bestseller about the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly the commander of international and U.S. forces in […]

  • Fusion Media Group

    Univision Seeking to Sell Minority Stake in Fusion Media Group

    “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod will write and direct “The Operators,” with Brad Pitt attached to star. Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment will co-finance and produce. “The Operators” is based on Michael Hastings’ 2011 bestseller about the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly the commander of international and U.S. forces in […]

  • Brett Ratner

    Brett Ratner Steps Down From Simon Wiesenthal Center Board Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

    “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod will write and direct “The Operators,” with Brad Pitt attached to star. Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment will co-finance and produce. “The Operators” is based on Michael Hastings’ 2011 bestseller about the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly the commander of international and U.S. forces in […]

  • Brian Roberts Comcast James Murdoch Fox

    21st Century Fox Shares Soar on Reports of Comcast Acquisition Overture, Verizon Interest

    “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod will write and direct “The Operators,” with Brad Pitt attached to star. Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment will co-finance and produce. “The Operators” is based on Michael Hastings’ 2011 bestseller about the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly the commander of international and U.S. forces in […]

  • TV digital advertising spending

    Surprise: U.S. Pay-TV Subscribers Actually Grew Overall in Q3, Thanks to Internet Television

    “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod will write and direct “The Operators,” with Brad Pitt attached to star. Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment will co-finance and produce. “The Operators” is based on Michael Hastings’ 2011 bestseller about the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly the commander of international and U.S. forces in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content