In Cinemas August 26


In Cinemas August 26

They called guys like us “war dogs”—
bottom feeders who make money off of 
war without ever stepping foot on the 
battlefield. It was meant to be 
derogatory. But we kinda liked it.


Inspired by a true story, War Dogs is the outrageous comedy from Hangover Trilogy director Todd Phillips. Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up with Hot Press to give you the chance to attend the Special Preview Screening on Wednesday, August 24 in Dublin.

From director Todd Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy) comes “War Dogs,” a comedic drama based on true events, starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Moneyball”) and Miles Teller (“Whiplash,” the “Divergent” trilogy).

“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 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.  

The film also stars Ana de Armas (“Knock Knock”) and four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”).

The screenplay is by Stephen Chin and Todd Phillips & Jason Smilovic, based on the Rolling Stone article titled “Arms and the Dudes,” by Guy Lawson.  Oscar nominees Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Steve Jobs”), Todd Phillips (“Borat”) and Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”) are the producers, with David Siegel and Bryan Zuriff serving as executive producers.

“War Dogs” reunited Phillips with several of his collaborators from “The Hangover” trilogy, including director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Bill Brzeski and editor Jeff Groth.  Joining the team is costume designer Michael Kaplan (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”).  The music is by Cliff Martinez (“Drive,” “Traffic”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Joint Effort/Mark Gordon Company Production, a Todd Phillips movie, “War Dogs.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

War Dogs, Cert 15A, will be released in Irish cinemas on August 26.


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