It’s been three years since Todd Phillips’ “The Hangover III,” but the director’s new movie “War Dogs” looks well worth the wait.
Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for the film, which is based on the true story of David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), two twenty-somethings who won a $300 million contract from the U.S government to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. The title is a derogatory term for people who profit from war without ever setting foot on the battle field, but as Teller’s character explains, “we kind of liked it.”
In the movie, Teller plays the somewhat reluctant international arms dealer who recently left his job as a massage therapist in Miami to join his best friend from junior high school in selling guns and ammo. “David, we’re gun runners,” Hill says. “Let’s go run some guns.”
Written by Phillips, Stephen Chin and Jason Smilovic, the script was based on the Rolling Stone article “Arms and the dudes” by Guy Lawson. The film also stars Bradley Cooper and Ana de Armas, and hits theaters August 19.
To see one of the most corrupt examples of two young men chasing the American dream, check out the new trailer for “War Dogs” below.