Originally titled Arms and the Dudes, War Dogs definitely looks like a bro-tastic story. And I gotta be honest, after watching that trailer, I'm pretty excited for this film. It looks like a fascinating mix of the "How the hell did this happen?" story of Pain & Gain mixed with the drug-fueled insanity of The Wolf of Wall Street. Miles Teller and Jonah Hill are two of the best working young actors today, and they both seem like perfect fits for their respective roles. It is sorta interesting that Hill is playing a Donny Azoff-like role so shortly after Wolf, but then again, he looks like a good fit for the part so I'm not complaining. The tricky thing with this movie will be finding a way to make these unlikable characters seem a little more compelling. Wolf did it well, but this is a major aspect where Pain & Gain failed miserably- after all, it's pretty hard to sympathize with murderers. I think that Phillips will be able to pull it off, and I'm incredibly intrigued by this energizing first trailer.
War Dogs stars Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana De Armas, Bradley Cooper, Brenda Koo and JB Blanc and will hit theaters on August 19.