David Michod to Write and Direct "The Operators" for Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment

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THE OPERATORS is being developed for Brad Pitt to star. It is a film based on the late Michael Hastings' incendiary best-selling book.

David Michôd (upcoming “The Rover,” “Animal Kingdom”) has signed on to write and direct the film THE OPERATORS for Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment. It was announced today by Brad Weston, New Regency’s president and chief executive officer. The film is being developed for Brad Pitt to star. Pitt will produce along with his Plan B partners, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

Based on the late Michael Hastings’ incendiary best-seller, THE OPERATORS chronicles the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and is a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers and the political firestorm that shook the United States.

New Regency and Plan B recently partnered on the multiple Academy Award-winning film 12 YEARS A SLAVE. The companies also entered into a multi-year producing partnership late last year in which New Regency and RatPac Entertainment co-finance films for Plan B.

Michôd is represented by UTA and Alan Wertheimer at Jackoway Tyermay Wertheimer Austin Mandelbaum Morris and Klein, Pitt and Plan B are represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.


About New Regency

Founded in 1991 by renowned producer Arnon Milchan, New Regency Productions is actively engaged in entertaining the world via the production and distribution of motion pictures, television and sports through strategic alliances with media companies. Distributing its films through Twentieth Century Fox, Regency has produced many high-profile films over the years, including: Fight Club, Heat, JFK, Alvin and the Chipmunks, LA Confidential, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Under Siege, Free Willy, A Time To Kill, Devil’s Advocate, Tin Cup, City of Angels, The Negotiator, Entrapment, Don’t Say a Word, Unfaithful, Man on Fire, Jumper, Love & Other Drugs and The Internship. New Regency’s film (with Plan B and Fox Searchlight) 12 Years A Slave directed by Steve McQueen, won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture. Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah for New Regency and Paramount opened #1 at the box office last month. Upcoming films for New Regency include David Fincher’s Gone Girl with Fox and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman with Fox Searchlight. The company’s distribution partnership with Fox extends to all media worldwide except international pay and free television. Regency self-distributes international television rights to multiple licensees. For more information, log onto http://www.newregency.com/.

About RatPac Entertainment

RatPac entertainment is the film finance and production partnership of Filmmaker Brett Ratner and Australian mogul, James Packer. RatPac Entertainment's aim is to produce and finance independent theatrical films as well co- financing blockbusters with studio partners.

As a director, Ratner has grossed over $2 billion worldwide, directing such hits as the Rush Hour trilogy, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand and most recently, Tower Heist. Ratner's next project is Hercules which he is producing and directing for MGM/Paramount Pictures, starring The Rock.

James Packer is the Chairman of Crown Limited. Crown is one of Australia's largest resort and entertainment groups.

For New Regency
Jayna Zelman, Rubenstein Communications
jzelman (at) rubenstein (dot) com

For RatPac Entertainment
Katherine Howe
katherine (at) slate-pr (dot) com

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