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    Brad Pitt to Star as General Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan War Film The Operators

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    Brad Pitt is locking in yet another war flick on his list of films.

    Angelina Jolie's handsome significant other is going to star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, in the upcoming movie The Operators, according to The Los Angeles Times.

    The military drama will be written and directed by Australian director David Michod, who was behind the indie film Animal Kingdom a few ago, and will be based off of journalist Michael Hastings‘ 2012 book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan.

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    McChrystal made headlines when he was fired in 2010 after making some controversial remarks in a Rolling Stone profile by the late Michael Hastings, in which General McChrystal and his staff criticized administration officials, the president and his advisers.

    President Barack Obama let his top Afghanistan war commander go after only a brief meeting in the Oval Office, according to a report by The New York Times, replacing McChrystal with his boss and mentor, Gen. David H. Petraeus, and sending a clear signal that the current war strategy will continue despite setbacks and growing public doubts.

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