Less than a year after her film debut in Trainwreck and her subsequent meteoric rise to fame, Amy Schumer is officially shifting gears. Indeed, the comic is working toward her first serious role after being cast in DreamWorks' post-war drama Thank You For Your Service.
According to The Wrap, Schumer will be working alongside Miles Teller (Whiplash) in the film directed by Oscar-nominated writer Jason Hall (American Sniper). Teller is set to play Adam Schumann, a soldier returning from war. Schumer won't be playing a soldier, but the specifics of her role are still unknown.
Based on David Finkel's nonfiction book of the same title, Thank You For Your Service follows a group of soldiers who grapple with acclimating to civilian life and maintaining a sense of normalcy with their families after returning home from Iraq.
Also cast in Thank You For Your Service are Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Scott Haze and Beulah Koale.
After seeing the surprising depth in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck performance, I don't doubt that she has the emotional range to play a more serious role. However, it will be interesting to see her act in a wholly dramatic film.