Actor Brad Pitt is set to star in a film about real-life U.S. General Stanley A. Mcchrystal. The Operators will be based on Michael Hastings' 2011 book about the rise and fall of the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He was forced to resign after he sharply criticised U.S. President Barack Obama during an interview for Rolling Stone magazine. Pitt will produce the project, which will be directed and written by Animal Kingdom's David Michod. Details about which character the actor will play have yet to be released.