“American Sniper” screenwriter Jason Hall chose to tackle another war drama for his directorial debut, “Thank You for Your Service,” and Universal Pictures has just released the trailer for the film, via USA Today. Hall adapted the script from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Finkel’s 2013 bestselling book of the same name, and cast Miles Teller in the lead role. The film looks at how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects American servicemen and women after returning home from war. Finkel spent time embedded with the members of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion in Iraq.
Teller plays a soldier named Adam Schumann, who received two Army commendation medals and an Army achievement medal before returning home to his wife (Haley Bennett) and small children. The film also stars Amy Schemer, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith.
Teller was reportedly arrested in San Diego over the weekend for being drunk in public, but the 30-year-old actor has pushed back on the media reports of the incident. Teller tweeted on Monday that he “Went down to SD to see my buddy before he deployed. I wasn’t arrested I was detained bc there was no evidence to charge me with a crime,” he wrote. “Don’t believe everything you read, especially from a third party entertainment news source trying to get clicks. Appreciate the concern.”
To watch the trailer for “Thank You for Your Service,” which hits theaters on October 27, check out the video below.