Topher Grace Joins War Machine

Brad Pitt's Netflix thriller, not Rhodey

Topher Grace Joins War Machine

by Phil de Semlyen |
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Brad Pitt’s military satire War Machine has a home at Netflix and is busy finding itself a cast to go with it. Topher Grace is the latest to join the party, starring alongside its producer.

According to Deadline, Grace will be playing a civilian media whizz who’ll be helping a four star US general navigate the perilous waters of spin, modern 24/7 news cycles and the tips for cunningly burying bad news. Pitt will be playing the general, a character based on real-life salute-magnet Stanley McChrystal, in a $30 million budgeted satire that has Animal Kingdom's David Michôd behind the camera.

"War Machine is a rip-roaring, behind-the-facade tale of modern war decision-makers, from the corridors of power to the distant regions of America’s ambitions,” promises Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer. “Brad and David are a perfect team to make this timely, compelling and entertaining film.”

Grace, meanwhile, is popping up alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in**American Ultra **next, and will be appearing alongside Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford in Truth, a drama about US anchorman (not anchor lady) Dan Rather.

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