Do you remember the controversy over journalist Michael Hastings’ fiery death, rumored to be an assassination? The acclaimed war reporter pretty much took down former US Army General Stanley McChrystal with his reporting for Rolling Stone. Now Netflix has acquired the satirical comedy “War Machine,” with Brad Pitt set to star as General Stanley McChrystal. The screenplay is based on Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, tells us that “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.”
Whether or not the attention given to McChrytal’s interview with Hastings will lead to a proper investigation of the circumstances of Hastings’ fatal car crash remains to be seen. As a reminder, CIA Director John Brennan was rumored to be Hastings’ next target for an investigative report.… Read the rest