The first trailer for Thank You for Your Service, an upcoming Iraq War drama, has just dropped and it looks like the filmmakers are gunning for the Oscars with this one. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel’s nonfiction book of the same name, the film focuses on Staff Sgt. Adam Schumann, a U.S. Army infantryman, played by Miles Teller (War Dogs), who has just returned home from a crazy year in Iraq — and, yes, you’ve guessed correctly: He has terrible post-traumatic stress disorder. Because why would Hollywood make a movie about an Iraq War veteran who doesn’t? That’d be boring.
Fans of movies about the Global War on Terror are in luck. At least five big-budget war films set in either Iraq or Afghanistan (or, in the case of “Mine,” some nondescript desert in the Middle East) will premiere in the U.S. in the next several months. But only one, “Megan Leavey,” features a female lead — and it’s the only one that shares a name with a real-life service member.