netflixNetflix is set to offer subscribers exclusive access to a new “provocative” satirical comedy starring Brad Pitt as real-life “rock star” general Michael Hastings who commanded the American war in Afghanistan.

Determined to win the “impossible” war once and for all with a radical new approach, Hastings and his staff of commanders and press advisers race across the globe navigating delicate international alliances and troop requests, the charged battlefield of Washington politics, the voracious appetite of the media, and the day-to-day management of the war itself – all the while struggling to stay connected to the lives of men and women out in the field.

“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 Americas ambitions,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Brad and David are a perfect team to make this timely, compelling and entertaining film.”

“We are so excited to be a part of the inspiring commitment by Netflix to produce cutting-edge content and to deliver it to a global audience” said Pitt.

Filming will start in August and will launch in all Netflix territories in 2016.