American Sniper Writer Jason Hall Says Thank You For Your Service

He's in talks to make his directorial debut


by James White |
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Writer Jason Hall already has a connection to Steven Spielberg: the director was attached for a while to make his **American Sniper **script before passing on the job to Clint Eastwood. Now Hall’s latest military-themed screenplay, Thank You For Your Service, has become available after Spielberg flirted with the idea but moved on to other things. This time, though, Hall is taking on the job himself{ =nofollow}.

The writer adapted the script from David Finkel’s nonfiction 2014 tome, which followed what happened to American veterans home from Iraq and their struggles to adapt to civilian life after their experiences in combat.

It’s a subject Hall knows well after working closely with **American Sniper **subject Chris Kyle, who chronicled his own struggles with post-war life and his efforts to help others before his death.

Hall has lots of other scripts floating around Hollywood and it’s perhaps not surprising someone would give him a shot at directing after Sniper scored him an Oscar nomination. DreamWorks, which snapped up the rights to the book in 2013 before it even hits shelves, is backing this one.

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