Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the upcoming Jonah Hill, Miles Teller led War Dogs. Directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), the movie is based on a 2011 Rolling Stone article titled “Arms and the Dudes,” which is what the movie was previously titled. Hill and Teller star as two young men who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. And naturally when you’re in your early 20s, that kind of money can cause some problems.
While I liked the first trailer for the movie, I didn’t like it nearly as much as this one. As a second trailer, it dives deeper into the story, which is the trailers strong point. Hill and Teller look like, well, Hill and Teller. Although, it does look like a nice pace change for not just them, but Bradley Cooper and director Todd Phillips as well. Does it look a bit over-the-top and outrageous? You bet your ass it does, but that’s where I’m sold. It looks just bonkers, just crazy enough to have me hooked in for a (hopefully) good time.
Check out the new trailer below. Now it’s your turn to let us know what you think. What do you think of Hill and Teller as a duo? Is it just to over-the-top? What have you liked about the trailers so far? Todd Phillips’ War Dogs hits theaters August 19th, 2016 and stars Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, and Bradley Cooper.
Based on a true story, 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.
official plot version from warnerbros.com