aley Bennett is being eyed for one of the lead roles in DreamWorks’ PTSD drama “Thank You for Your Service,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
While Bennett hasn’t received an official offer yet, insiders say she’s the top choice to join Miles Teller, who TheWrap first reported would star in the film. The up-and-coming actress clearly has fans at DreamWorks, as she’s also set to star alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in the studio’s adaptation of “The Girl on the Train.”
“Thank You for Your Service” will mark the directorial debut of Jason Hall, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “American Sniper.” Hall adapted David Finkel’s nonfiction book about three U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq and struggle to integrate back into their civilian lives with their families since they are still haunted by the horrific memories of war.
“American Sniper” grossed $547 million worldwide and made Hall one of Hollywood’s go-to creatives for military-themed projects. His latest comes with a starry history, as Steven Spielberg once planned to direct Jennifer Lawrence in the film.
Bennett recently wrapped Antoine Fuqua‘s remake of “The Magnificent Seven” with Denzel Washington after working with both of them on “The Equalizer.” She’ll soon be seen in Warren Beatty‘s untitled Howard Hughes movie and Ilya Naishuller’s wild action movie “Hardcore,” which drew raves at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Bennett is represented by CAA.