War Dogs trailer

Todd Phillips has built his career on bro comedies, from Road Trip to Old School to the Hangover trilogy. His latest film, War Dogs, is in a similar vein, with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as the buddies whose wacky hijinks spiral out of control until they’re in over their heads, but this time there’s a fascinating real-world twist: it’s all based on a true story.

Based on the Rolling Stone article “Arms and the Dudes” by Guy Lawson, War Dogs centers on two Miami 20somethings who go into the lucrative business of gunrunning. They work their way up the food chain, raking in bigger and bigger sums of money and getting into more and more danger, until they land a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to arm the Afghan military. Watch the new War Dogs trailer below.

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Directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), War Dogs stars Teller and Jonah Hill as two 20something stoners who score a $30 million contract from the U.S. government to arm the Afghan military. Which sounds kind of far-fetched, except that War Dogs is based on an all-too-true story. The first War Dogs trailer has just hit, and you can check it out after the jump.  Read More »

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