Miles Teller To Star In PTSD Drama ‘Thank You For Your Service’
Miles Teller To Star In PTSD Drama 'Thank You For Your Service'
While the stench is still lingering from this month’s rotten “Fantastic Four,” the good news for the cast of the film is that very little of it has stuck on them. Rather, it’s Josh Trank and the studio who have borne the brunt of the stink, so it’s not a surprise that Miles Teller is rolling easily into a new high profile gig.
The Wrap reports that the actor is in early negotiations to star in the PTSD drama, “Thank You For Your Service.” Once flirted with by Steven Spielberg, “American Sniper” screenwriter Jason Hall will make his directorial debut with movie, based on the book by David Finkel, that tracks three U.S. soldiers who struggle to adapt to home life after serving in Iraq. Here’s the book synopsis:
No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous “surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever.
In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel follows many of those same men as they return home and struggle to reintegrate–both into their family lives and into American society at large. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like–not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of two essential questions: When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for?
No word yet on when filming will begin, but presumably this is one that DreamWorks will want ready for next Oscar season.