We have all grown accustomed to seeing distant images of war, soldiers engaging in combat and even flag draped caskets. While we salute their bravery and courage, for many it only takes a few minutes to move on without really ever taking a closer look at the sacrifices our soldiers have made and the traumatic experiences they have endured.
What happens to these soldiers after they return home from war? How do they get back to their normal lives like the rest of us? That is exactly what Jason Hall (AMERICAN SNIPER) intended to bring to light with his latest film THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE which stars Miles Teller (WHIPLASH and ONLY THE BRAVE), 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.
In the clip below, we sit down with director Jason Hall, actor Miles Teller and war veteran Adam Schumann to discuss the attentiveness it took to explore the subject of PTSD and bring this honest and vulnerable story to the big screen.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE opens October 27th.