Warner Bros Pictures’ War Dogs has released the second trailer and poster for the comedy/drama starring Jonah Hill (22 Jump Street) and Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent). The film’s inspired by the Rolling Stone article “Arms and the Dudes” written by Guy Lawson, with Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips, and Jason Smilovic writing the screenplay. The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips directed, reuniting with that franchise’s star Bradley Cooper who co-stars and produces. War Dogs opens in theaters on August 19, 2016.
The Plot: 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.