Thursday May 18, 2017

Topher Grace takes us inside the War Machine

Topher Grace stars in the Netflix film War Machine.

Topher Grace stars in the Netflix film War Machine. (Francois Duhamel/Netflix)

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Topher Grace stars in War Machine, the new Netflix film headlined by Brad Pitt as Glen McMahon, a U.S. general parachuted into Afghanistan in 2009. The film also stars Ben Kingsley and Tilda Swinton. McMahon's frank opinions about senior government officials are published in a Rolling Stone interview with the officer and Grace's character, Matt Little, is McMahon's media advisor.

The film is based on Michael Hastings' best-seller The Operators which is about Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's tenure in Afghanistan.

Grace talks with q host Ali Hassan about playing characters based on real people in a film touted as a satire, and how his film career has developed since his role as Eric Forman on the sitcom That '70s Show. 

— Produced by Ashley Mak