Universal has set its upcoming drama “Thank You For Your Service” smackdab in the middle of awards season with an Oct. 27 release date.
The film, which takes a look at how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects American servicemen and women returning home from war, is the directorial debut of “American Sniper” writer Jason Hall. Miles Teller, Amy Schumer, Haley Bennett, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar Dorsey and more star. Hall also adapted here, based on the book by David Finkel.
Here’s the book’s synopsis:
In ‘Thank You for Your Service,’ Finkel has done something even more extraordinary. Once again, he has embedded with some of the men of the 2-16—but this time he has done it at home, here in the States, after their deployments have ended. 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. The story Finkel tells is mesmerizing, impossible to put down. With his unparalleled ability to report a story, he climbs into the hearts and minds of those he writes about. ‘Thank You for Your Service’ is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of these 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?
The film goes up against “Saw Legacy” and Paramount’s “Cloverfield” film on that date.