What’s On has details on War Machine – the Hollywood star’s new flick filmed right here in the emirate

Brad Pitt’s new movie War Machine is the latest Hollywood blockbuster to be filmed in Abu Dhabi – and now you can get a brief glimpse of the emirate in the movie’s first trailer.

Some 20 locations across the capital were used to create a fictional US embassy in Kabul, including ADNEC, plus part of the emirate’s remote deserts. Scenes were also shot in Ras Al Khaimah and some 2,300 extras took part in the shoot.

War Machine is based on The Operators: The Wild And Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan, a book by the late journalist Michael Hastings, and also stars tinsel town big-hitters Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton, Jonathan Ing and Ben Kingsley.

Directed by David Michôd, the man behind 2014’s The Rover (starring Guy Pearce) and the much-acclaimed 2010 film Animal Kingdom, War Machine is a satirical look at the rise and fall of a US general (played by Pitt) in Afghanistan, whose career comes crashing down after a media exposé. The film is made by Netlix and will debut on the website on May 26 this year.

Abu Dhabi is becoming a second home for Hollywood – other movies to have been filmed here in recent years include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, starring Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, and Vin Diesel’s Furious 7.

Images courtesy of Netflix.