Jonah Hill, who plays international arms dealer Efraim Diveroli, in the new movie War Dogs got some sound advice from Leonardo DiCaprio before he started filming. He said when a movie is based on real events always try to meet the person.
War Dogs is based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.
Unfortunately Hill wasn’t able to heed DiCaprio’s advice in the case of “War Dogs,” as Diveroli was serving a prison sentence at the time of filming and wanted nothing to do with the movie. It wasn’t the first time Hill has encountered resistance from a real person he was playing in a film. “Most of the time when I play somebody, they have a violent reaction against me playing them,” he said during the Times Talk, which also included “War Dogs” co-writer and director Todd Phillips and star Miles Teller, whose real life character David Packouz was not in jail and did meet with the actor… Read more