War Dogs’ madcap arms scheme outlined in first trailer – watch

Chancers land a huge government contract in the delay-hit movie

The first trailer for War Dogs, the latest movie by Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy, Borat, Starsky and Hutch) has been unveiled.

Originally penciled in for a March 2016 release, scheduling delays have pushed War Dogs back to August of this year. The movie will star Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas and J. B. Blanc, and is based on a Rolling Stone article titled ‘The Stoner Arms Dealers‘.

The official synopsis for the film reads as follows:

“Based on a true story, “War Dogs” follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the first 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.”

Watch the trailer via YouTube, below:

Originally named ‘Arms and the Dudes’, the movie has seen Hill have to put on serious weight for his role. Hill and Teller will play David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, a pair of friends from Miami who really did win a $300 million contract from the American government to supply arms to America’s allies in Afghanistan.

War Dogs is expected to arrive in cinemas on August 19.