The first trailer has arrived for Universal’s Thank You For Your Service, a real-life drama that focuses on the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans returning home from duty. The film is based on David Finkel‘s 2013 non-fiction book of the same name, which focuses on soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into civilian life.
If, after watching the trailer below, you think it looks eerily similar to Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper, you’d be spot on. Jason Hall, who wrote said film, will be making his directorial debut and looks to have taken a heavy influence from the look of Eastwood’s film. Hopefully, this will offer a little more exploration of the inner psyche than American Sniper did. American Sniper, whilst discussion-worthy, didn’t dive deep enough into the ethics and morality of the protagonist.
The lead this time around is Miles Teller, who’s gradually evolving into a reliable leading actor. The film also stars Amy Schumer, Haley Bennett, and Joe Cole.
PTSD is a tricky subject to handle, especially for a first-time director, so it’ll be interesting to see how Hall handles himself and what kind of tone the film takes. If it matches the atmosphere delivered in the trailer, we’re in for something excellent.
Thank You For Your Service opens in cinemas on October 27, and you can catch the trailer here: