The first teaser poster and trailer have arrived for War Dogs, based on a true story and starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. The film marks the first project from Todd Phillips (The Hangover movies) and Bradley Cooper’s production company, Joint Effort, with Phillips co-writing and directing and Cooper starring. Mark Gordon (Steve Jobs) produced with Bryan Zuriff and David Siegel executive producing the film which is inspired by a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson titled “Arms and the Dudes.” War Dogs will arrive in theaters on August 19, 2016.
Lawrence Sher is the director of photography, Bill Brzeski is the production designer, and Jeff Groth is the editor. Michael Kaplan’s the costume designer and the music is by Cliff Martinez.
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.