The first trailer for Thank You For Your Service has finally arrived. While appearing in more comedic and/or mainstream efforts like War Dogs, the Divergent films, and Fantastic Four over the past few years, Miles Teller has been consistently starring multiple different awards contenders alongside them. Teller's career reached a turning point when he starred in Damien Chazelle's critically-acclaimed 2014 psychological musical drama Whiplash, which announced him as a talent to be taken seriously, despite a long string of lesser studio outings leading up to it.
While Teller has yet to receive quite the level of acclaim again that he did with Whiplash, the actor briefly entered into the awards buzz last year for his work on Bleed For This, where he played real-life World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza. And this year, it looks as though Teller may be turning out one of his more complex and emotionally resonant performances to date, with the military drama, Thank You For Your Service.
In anticipation of the film's fall release date, USA Today has officially revealed the first trailer for Thank You For Your Service online today. Based on David Finkel's nonfiction book of the same name, the film stars Teller as Adam Schumann: a U.S. soldier returning home from Iraq, while struggling to fall back into the routines of everyday life again, despite the presence of his wife, Saskia (Haley Bennett), daughter, and several of his war comrades. Check out the first trailer for yourself in the space above.
In case it wasn't already clear from the tone of the trailer itself, Universal is already setting up Thank You For Your Service to be a possible award contender later this year, with a late-October release date that puts it smack dab in the middle of awards season. While it's uncertain if the film will be able to receive quite the kind of attention the studio is hoping for right now, it's certainly got the kind of talent attached to it that makes it at least worth the effort
The film marks the directorial debut of veteran screenwriter Jason Hall, whose work on 2014's American Sniper earned him major awards attention at the time, and saw Hall working with a similar kind of material. And unlike American Sniper - which told the true-life story of U.S. military sniper Chris Kyle and his untimely murder on U.S. soil completing his military service - Hall teases that Thank You For Your Service will go even further into exploring the effects of PTSD than American Sniper did. Now, all that's left to be seen is if Thank You For Your Service is able to drum up the same amount of attention that Hall's last effort did, and if Teller may finally receive the awards recognition he's been working several years for.
Source: USA Today
- Thank You for Your Service (2017) release date: Oct 27, 2017