From director Todd Phillips comes War Dogs, a comedic drama based on true events, starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Just in time for the Fourth of July, we have the new full-length trailer for this explosive thriller. We also have the just debuted one-sheet that celebrates ‘Money, Corruption and the American Dream!’ This could very well end up being this generation’s Scarface.
War Dogs 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 small 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 film also stars Ana de Armas (“Knock Knock”) and four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”). The screenplay is by Stephen Chin and Todd Phillips & Jason Smilovic, based on the Rolling Stone article titled “Arms and the Dudes,” by Guy Lawson. Oscar nominees Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Steve Jobs”), Todd Phillips (“Borat”) and Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”) are the producers, with David Siegel and Bryan Zuriff serving as executive producers.
War Dogs reunites Phillips with several of his collaborators from The Hangover trilogy, including director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Bill Brzeski and editor Jeff Groth. Joining the team is costume designer Michael Kaplan (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”). The music is by Cliff Martinez (“Drive,” “Traffic”). Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Joint Effort/Mark Gordon Company Production, a Todd Phillips movie, War Dogs. Slated for release on August 19, 2016, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
War Dogs is one of the last big summer movies of the year, and could be a sleeper hit. It will open against Focus Features’ stop-motion animated adventure Kubo and the Two Strings, but faces little else in the way of new competition. It arrives in the second to the last weekend of the summer movie going season, and promises to end it all with quite a big bang. Check out the latest footage courtesy of Youtube, along with the new one-sheet.