A new trailer has been released for War Dogs, a dramedy starring two-time Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street, Moneyball), Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Spectacular Now), four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playlist, American Hustle, American Sniper), and Ana de Armas (Knock Knock, Blade Runner 2).
The movie comes from Todd Phillips, who’s best known for his comedies like Road Trip, Old School, and The Hangover and its sequels, and follows two friends in their 20s who become extremely successful in the world of arms dealing but eventually find themselves in way over their heads.
Read more about War Dogs and check out new trailer below.
From director Todd Phillips (â€œThe Hangoverâ€ trilogy) comes â€œWar Dogs,â€ starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (â€œThe Wolf of Wall Street,â€ â€œMoneyballâ€) and Miles Teller (â€œWhiplash,â€ the â€œDivergentâ€ trilogy).
Based on a true story, â€œWar Dogsâ€ 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 Militaryâ€”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 (â€œKnock Knockâ€) and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (â€œAmerican Sniper,â€ â€œAmerican Hustleâ€).
The screenplay is by Stephen Chin and Todd Phillips & Jason Smilovic, based on the Rolling Stone article titled â€œArms and the Dudes,â€ by Guy Lawson. Mark Gordon (â€œSteve Jobsâ€), Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper are the producers, with David Siegel and Bryan Zuriff serving as executive producers.
â€œWar Dogsâ€ reunites Phillips with several of his collaborators from â€œThe Hangoverâ€ trilogy, including director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Bill Brzeski and editor Jeff Groth. Joining the team is costume designer Michael Kaplan (â€œStar Trek,â€ â€œStar Trek: Into Darknessâ€). The music is by Cliff Martinez (â€œDrive,â€ â€œTrafficâ€).
War Dogs is set to be released in theaters on August 19th.