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Will Poulter Joins Brad Pitt in Netflix’s ‘War Machine’

Will Poulter has closed a deal to join Brad Pitt in the Netflix black comedy “War Machine.”

Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, John Magaro and Anthony Michael Hall are also on board, with “Animal Kingdom” helmer David Michod directing and writing. Netflix will open the film in select theaters next year as well as stream on the film on its online service.

Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing with Ian Bryce.

Based on Michael Hastings’ book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” the story follows a general, played by Pitt, whose track record lands him the commanding job in the American conflict in Afghanistan.

Principal photography is scheduled to start this fall.

Poulter broke out with a scene-stealing performance in “We’re the Millers” and followed that up with Fox’s “Maze Runner.” He was most recently seen in “Glassland” and will next appear in the New Regency film “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, which bows this December. He is repped by WME and Hamilton Hodell, and lawyers Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

TheWrap first reported the news.

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