We’re so excited for the release of alum Jason Hall’s film, Thank You For Your Service. Jason wrote and directed this Dreamworks Pictures’ film starring Miles Teller.
Excerpt from Deadline Hollywood:
Thanks to writer-director Jason Hall, we have a new entry in this subgenre, Thank You For Your Service, and it is a powerful, unsentimental, sometimes hard to watch but always gripping tale of an Iraq battalion gearing up to fight another battle — the one to find their way home…Hall, Oscar nominated for his screenplay to Clint Eastwood’s big 2014 hit American Sniper, adapts David Finkel’s 2013 book of the same name that was a sequel of sorts to his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Good Soldiers, in which he was embedded with a battalion of soldiers. With Thank You For Your Service he does sort of the flip side as he followed some of these men returning from the war and got a close up view of how difficult and misunderstood their lives had become as severe psychological and physical problems overtook them. For Hall, this is also really the flip side of his American Sniper screenplay, and he never (or almost never) resorts to a predictable storyline here in putting the focus primarily on three returning Iraq vets, which in most cases chronicles the real experiences of the real people being portrayed.