Production has been under way since March on Arms and the Dudes, with Warner Bros. recently setting a March 11, 2016 release date for the project, which is based on an incredible true story. Director Todd Phillips has been taking to his Instagram page over the past few weeks to reveal new photos from the Arms & the Dudes set, featuring stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Shooting began in Romania, with production also taking place in Las Vegas, Southern California, Miami, and in Morocco.
Based on a true story, Arms & the Dudes follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the 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 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.
Todd Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jason Smilovic (Lucky Number Slevin), and Stephen C. Chin (Another Day in Paradise), based on the Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson. Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper are producing through their 22nd & Green Productions company, alongside Mark Gordon and executive producers are David Siegel and Bryan Zuriff. Check out the latest photos from the set below, and stay tuned for more as Arms & the Dudes continues production.