While war films can be commonly seen in theatres from time to time, films about serving in the military are quite rare. Yes, there is a distinction between the two genres, because war films tend to focus on propaganda and the larger stakes at hand, while military films tend to focus more on the individuals who are prepared to lay their lives on the line in the service of their country. Make no mistake about it, Dreamworks next film is definitely a military Film, and it focuses on one of the most controversial aspects of serving in the army.

Fighting trauma

Thank You For Your Service” will be a film that focuses on a small group of soldiers who have recently returned from serving in Iraq. The story will focus on the difficulties faced by the soldiers as they try to normalize their situation by spending time with family and friends. Unfortunately for them their time on the battlefield takes a toll on their minds, and it threatens to uproot their sanity despite their continued attempts to remain grounded.

The focal point of “Thank You For Your Service” will be the issue of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that many soldiers deal with once they finish serving their country. It has been known to affect 4% of men, and 10% of women who have been a part of the military, and some of its horrifying symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, irritability, and hyper-vigilance.

What to expect

Thank You For Your Service” has quite a stellar cast and includes the likes of Miles Teller (“Whiplash”, “War Dogs”), Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”), Jayson Warner Smith (“The Walking Dead”), Scott Haze (“Midnight Special”), and Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Game of Thrones”).

The film is based on a Pulitzer-prize-winning book of the same title by David Finkel (2013), and is being directed by the writer of “American Sniper,” Jason Hall.

This will be Hall’s directorial debut, and he will be assisted by John Kilik and Ann Ruark who will serve as producers of the film. “Thank You For Your Service” has received a release date of October 27, 2017.