One of the unifying themes of filmmaker Todd Phillips’ movies is people making bad decisions. Whether it’s a few post-college guys starting their own frat house or four friends planning an ill-fated bachelor party in Vegas (The Hangover), there are always repercussions that are outrageous and completely unexpected. From director Todd Phillips comes “War Dogs,” a comedic drama based on true events.
“War Dogs” follows two friends, Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Miles Teller (Whiplash) in their early 20s living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows smaller 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.
In an interview for our e-magazine “MONEY, CORRUPTION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM” gave us a unique insight to how the cast felt about the project, “It’s a cool story,” says Teller, whilst Hill adds, “There’s definitely something enticing about watching people make it rich without following the rules. It’s why I’ve always loved gangster movies…When Todd gave me the script, it was genuinely too good to pass up,”
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