Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Amy Schumer set for dramatic role in Thank You For Your Service

Many comedians who try their hand at acting eventually feel the lure of something a little more serious and it can often lead to good things. Now news arrives via Deadline that Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) is the latest wag to tackle a dramatic role, joining the cast of Jason Hall's PTSD drama Thank You For Your Service.

How Schumer fits into the film isn't yet known, but she will be part of a cast that already includes Miles Teller (Whiplash), Haley Bennett (The Equalizer), Joe Cole (Secret In Their Eyes), Beulah Koale (The Last Saint), Scott Haze (God Of Child), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Brad Beyer (42), Omar Dorsey (Django Unchained), and Jayson Warner Smith (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues).

Thank You For Your Service finds the American Sniper (2014) writer turning director and adapting David Finkel's book. It will follow what happens when a group of young American soldiers return from Iraq still haunted by their experiences in combat. As they struggle to assimilate back into their families and civilian life, their war memories threaten to destroy them long after they have left the battlefield.

Hall is now rolling the cameras on the film, which has DreamWorks Pictures' backing, but no set release date as yet. Schumer, meanwhile, has recently been filming the latest season of her sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer and developing new movie roles. It will certainly be interesting to see her in a strictly dramatic role, as Trainwreck (2015) and her telly work have proved she can do much more than just deliver jokes.

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