“Thank You For Your Service” tells the story of three American soldiers returning home from Iraq.
The soldiers struggle to readjust to civilian life and reintegrate with their families after being gone for extended periods of time.
The film stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Amy Schumer, Joe Cole, Cott Haze, Beulah Koale and Keisha Castle-Hughes.
The film is written and directed by “American Sniper” screenwriter Jason Hall, who adapted it based off journalist David Finkel’s 2013 nonfiction book.
Hall said that “Thank You For Your Service” felt like a sequel to “American Sniper,” a story about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, a war hero who was killed by a Marine suffering from PTSD.
“Coming home isn’t just about the boots on the soil: Coming home is a process of returning to self,” Hall told USA Today. “I watched (Chris Kyle) finding his way home in the relationship with his wife, as a father to his kids, and as a man. He was murdered … So I felt like that process was cut short. In Finkel’s book, it showed that entire journey. It seemed like the second half of ‘American Sniper.’ ”
“These guys aren’t coming home to a bunch of recognition and book deals like Chris Kyle. They’re blue-collar soldiers,” Hall added. “That transition is very hard, and it’s invisible to us, because they’re not celebrated. As soon as they take off the uniform, they’re just the guy pumping gas next to us at the gas station. In a way, their war is stripped from them quicker than a war hero, because it’s not recognized by anyone around them.”
“Thank You For Your Service” will be released on October 27.
Check out the trailer: