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Jonah Hill and Miles Teller are the two bro-rsemen of the apocalypse in the War Dogs trailer

Although it comes from the director of all three Hangover movies, the trailer for Todd Phillips’ new movie War Dogs shares more in common with its brother in canine film-making, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street. It’s not just the presence of a sweat-drenched Jonah Hill, either; Phillips’ movie seems to be trying to match the unsettling commitment to excess Scorsese masterfully deployed in his 2014 Oscar-nominee. (Along with a little bit of the narration from Goodfellas, thrown in for good measure.)

Based on a true story (and its subsequent Rolling Stone article), the trailer stars Hill and Miles Teller as a couple of privileged 20-something morons who stumble into a $300 million arms deal with the Pentagon. Answering a question no one ever bothered to ask—i.e., what if Nic Cage’s Lord Of War starred a pair of fist-bumping frat bros with a penchant for “Your Mom” jokes—the trailer bounces its way through strip clubs, coke-filled bathrooms, and bullet-strewn battlefields on its way to an August 2016 release.

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