War Dogs - an unlikely true story

War Dogs - an unlikely true story
By Euronews

<p><a href="http://www.wardogsthemovie.com/">War Dogs</a> tells the true story of Hill and Teller, two friends in their early twenties living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative allowing small businesses to bid on US military contracts. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">WIN</span>! Epic <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarDogs?src=hash">#WarDogs</a> bundle incl. dufflebag and t-shirt. RT+Flw+fill in form: <a href="https://t.co/E1IhSpC0Hw">https://t.co/E1IhSpC0Hw</a> <a href="https://t.co/6TmgaW7nd3">pic.twitter.com/6TmgaW7nd3</a></p>— Maximum Pop! (@maximumpop) <a href="https://twitter.com/maximumpop/status/767724163951984640">August 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Starting small, they begin raking in money and living the high life. They soon get in over their heads when they land a $300 million Afghan military contract. The deal puts them in business with some very shady characters, some from the US government itself.</p> <p>“I think it’s just a story that’s so crazy you can’t believe it actually happened. If you read a fictional screenplay about this story, you wouldn’t make it because you’d go, ‘oh, it’s a cool script but no one would believe that actually took place,’ said actor Jonah Hill.</p> <p>“So to me it was just this unbelievable story about people kind of abusing the ‘American dream’ and the character was just kind of too insane”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Video: War Dogs – <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JonahHill?src=hash">#JonahHill</a> talks <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LeonardoDiCaprio?src=hash">#LeonardoDiCaprio</a> prank <a href="https://t.co/qlLAEJULof">https://t.co/qlLAEJULof</a> <a href="https://t.co/iCJMuyFu9s">pic.twitter.com/iCJMuyFu9s</a></p>— Belfast Telegraph (@BelTel) <a href="https://twitter.com/BelTel/status/767723697801138176">August 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h3>Biting satyrical comedy</h3> <p>Director and Co-Writer Todd Phillips, said he was interested in the financial aspects of war and conflict:</p> <p>“Yeah, I mean we thought about that, it’s obviously a huge business in a lot of countries, the arms business. For me it was this – there are a lot of movies that have been made about war, there are a lot of movies that have been made about soldiers and how patriotic they are, there haven’t been a lot of movies that shine a light on the obscene amount of money that a small group of people make on war.”</p> <h3>The all-star team</h3> <p>Oscar nominees Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Steve Jobs”), Todd Phillips (“Borat”) and Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”) are the producers, with David Siegel and Bryan Zuriff serving as executive producers.</p> <p>“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. </p> <h3>Real life “war dogs”</h3> <p>The screenplay is based on a Rolling Stone article entitled “Arms and the Dudes,” by Guy Lawson. Though a buddy comedy at heart, the film does expose the insidious underbelly of the arms trade through a most unlikely true story.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Read the incredible true story behind the movie <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarDogs?src=hash">#WarDogs</a> <a href="https://t.co/txk6HoSMr0">https://t.co/txk6HoSMr0</a></p>— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) <a href="https://twitter.com/RollingStone/status/767039755485847553">August 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>“War Dogs” began its global theatrical roll on 18 August and will be released in the UK on 26 August 2016.</p> <h3>Remaining worldwide release dates</h3> <p>Philippines: 24 August 2016 <br /> Argentina: 25 August 2016 <br /> Denmark: 25 August 2016 <br /> UK: 26 August 2016 <br /> Chile: 1 September 2016 <br /> Croatia: 1 September 2016 <br /> Singapore: 1 September 2016 <br /> France: 11 September 2016 (Deauville Film Festival) <br /> France: 14 September 2016 <br /> Hong Kong: 15 September 2016 <br /> Italy: 15 September 2016 <br /> Greece: 22 September 2016 <br /> Austria: 23 September 2016 <br /> Germany: 29 September 2016 <br /> Indonesia: 7 October 2016 </p> <h3>Also known as</h3> <p>Arms and the Dudes <br /> Brazil: Cães de Guerra <br /> Chile: Amigos de armas <br /> Greece: Σκυλιά του πολέμου <br /> Croatia: Psi rata <br /> Hungary: Haverok fegyverben <br /> Italy: Trafficanti <br /> Lithuania: Karo sunys <br /> Poland: Rekiny wojny <br /> Portugal: Os Traficantes <br /> Russia: Парни со стволами <br /> Slovenia: Vojni psi</p>