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Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis considering Thank You for Your Service


Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis is reportedly considering the possibility of reuniting with Lincoln director Steven Spielberg for a new film.

Thank You for Your Service is based on the forthcoming book by Pulitzer prize-winning Washington Post reporter David Finkel and focuses on soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder after tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Screenwriter Jason Hall has adapted the screenplay and has a link to Spielberg already – the filmmaker is to direct his screenplay for American Sniper, about Chris Kyle, the late US navy seal, with Bradley Cooper in the lead.

As yet, there is no firm intent expressed by either Spielberg or Day-Lewis and both may yet pass. But Deadline has reported that the reunion is possible, especially given how much the two enjoyed working together on Lincoln.

Day-Lewis won a number of awards for his performance in that film, including the BAFTA for best actor and the Academy Award.

American Sniper is based on Kyle’s best-selling autobiography and follows the story of the soldier, who claimed to have killed as many as 255 people in the line of duty, making him the most lethal US sniper ever.

Kyle was shot and killed in February (2013) at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas, by a fellow veteran who may have had post-traumatic stress disorder.

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