EXCLUSIVE: Hot off her acclaimed breakout performance in Trainwreck, Amy Schumer is taking a detour into drama. She has joined the cast of the DreamWorksPictures adaptation of David Finkel’s book Thank You For Your Service, a film that has just gone into production. American Sniper scribe Jason Hall makes his directorial debut on his adapted script, in a film that stars Miles Teller (Whiplash), Haley Bennett (The Girl On The Train), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Beulah Koale (The Last Saint), Scott Haze (Child Of God), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Brad Beyer (42), Omar Dorsey (Selma) and Jayson Warner Smith (The Birth Of A Nation).
While Hall’s Oscar-nominated American Sniper script certainly delved into the toll that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder took on Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, Thank You For Your Service puts a growing issue of national concern in the spotlight. The film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. Foxcatcher‘s Jon Kilik is producing and Love & Mercy‘s Ann Ruark is executive producer.