From director Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) comes the action comedy War Dogs, starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street, Moneyball) and Miles Teller (Whiplash, the Divergent trilogy).
Based on a true story, War Dogs follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the first 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 Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle).
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. Mark Gordon (Steve Jobs), Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper 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 worldwide beginning August 19, 2016, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.