Entertainment Weekly has absolutely been on fire this week, giving us our first look at a number of high profile films, ranging from The Girl On The Train to Bourne 5, and of course, Doctor Strange. Now, they’ve delivered another one, this time giving us the first photo from Todd Phillips’ Arms and the Dudes.
What’s interesting to note here though is that the magazine calls it Untitled Todd Phillips Projects, which indicates that it may have undergone a title change. Whatever the case may be, this is certainly a film worth getting excited for.
Based on the Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson, which was later turned into a book, Teller and Hill play Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, “two young men who won a $300 million contract with the Pentagon to supply America’s allies in Afghanistan with arms, and were later arrested and charged with 71 counts of fraud.”
If it sounds like a wild story, that’s because it is. Hill even described the project as “one of the craziest movies I’ve ever been in — in a great way.” Teller, meanwhile, has compared it to Goodfellas and American Hustle. Excited yet?
Arms and the Dudes, or whatever it ends up being called, opens on August 19th, 2016.