War Dogs (previously known as Arms and the Dudes) is an upcoming 2016 American biographical crime war comedy film directed by Todd Phillips and written by Phillips, Jason Smilovic and Stephen Chin, based on the Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson. Lawson has since written a book titled Arms and the Dudes detailing the story. The film follows two arms dealers, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who get a government contract to supply weapons for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The film stars Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas and J. B. Blanc. Filming began on March 2, 2015 in Romania. The film is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 19, 2016.
In the winter of 2007, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, two arms dealers, secure a $300 million government contract to supply weapons for U.S. allies in Afghanistan. However, they soon find themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home.
Shooting was previously set to begin late-April 2015 in Miami for several weeks. According to SSN Insider, filming began on March 2, 2015. Later confirmed by the Business Wire on March 17, 2015, filming was underway in Romania. On April 24, 2015, Jonah Hill was spotted on the film set in the Century City district of Los Angeles. On April 29, 2015, Hill and Teller were spotted filming on the set in Burbank, California. Later on May 7, 2015, filming took place in Miami.