Gun peddling is a new look for Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, but the pair wear it well in the new War Dogs trailer.
They play a pair of arms dealers — the real-life duo of Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz — who strike a $300 million deal with the Pentagon to arm American allies in Afghanistan.
“They call guys like us ‘War Dogs,'” Hill’s Diveroli says in the trailer, “bottom-feeders who make money off of war without ever stepping foot on the battlefield.”
Diveroli and Packouz (played by Teller) seem to be okay with distinction: “It was meant to be derogatory, but we kind of liked it.”
The real-life Diveroli and Packouz wound up in trouble in 2007 when their company broke a U.S. embargo by selling ammunition manufactured in China and repackaging it as Hungarian. The American government suspended their contract, and they were arrested. Rolling Stone profiled them after their guilty pleas and sentencing: Diveroli received a four-year prison term for fraud and conspiracy, while Packouz was sentenced to seven months of house arrest.
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See the trailer above. War Dogs, directed by Todd Phillips and also starring Bradley Cooper, Ana de Armas, and J.B. Blanc, is set for an Aug. 19 release.