Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie set to go to war on Netflix

Guys, it’s time to decide: are you Team Pitt or Team Jolie?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in By The Sea
Oh boy Well this is awkward Image Picture courtesy Universal Pictures

The conscious uncoupling of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie looks set for another twist with Brangelina about to do battle in the most public of arenas: Netflix.

That’s right folks, it will soon be time for us to all decide once and for all: do you prefer Pitt or get your jollies from Jolie?

Pitt has already completed filming on War Machine, the latest movie from acclaimed Australian director David Michod which was sold to Netflix for $60m earlier this year.

Based on Michael Hastings’ bestseller The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story Of America’s War In Afghanistan, the comedy war film sees Pitt play General Dan McMahon, a military chief tasked with navigating a series of increasingly troublesome international issues.

Scheduled to arrive early in 2017, the film could arrive around the same time Jolie’s passion project, First They Killed My Father, is added to the streaming service.

Angelina Jolie in Wanted
Screen siren Angelina Jolie in Wanted. Image Picture Universal

A biopic focusing on the Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung and her experiences under the Khmer Rouge regime, the film was also produced and directed by Jolie and is already being tipped to enjoy similar success to the critically lauded Beasts of No Nation.

But with everything from viewing figures to star ratings for both films likely to be the subject of intense scrutiny, Netflix could find itself hosting something akin to a cinematic popularity contest.

And while Jolie’s sounds like the worthier of the two projects, Pitt undoubtedly leads the way when it comes to popularity points, despite several contentions accusations in the tabloid press.

To be honest though, it might just be better to steer clear of both – there are plenty of decent Jennifer Aniston movies available on the platform.

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.