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Based on David Finkel’s 2013 book, “Thank You for Your Service” follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. The cast includes Haley Bennett, Amy Schumer, Joe Cole, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar Dorsey, and Jayson Warner Smith.
- Dave McNary
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Thank You For Your Service” starring Miles Teller and Amy Schumer will be released on Oct. 27, 2017. The film also stars Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith. Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay for “American Sniper,” makes his directorial debut with this project and also wrote the script. Jon Kilik will produce the film, while Ann Ruark will executive produce. Also Read: Blame Trolls for Amy Schumer's Negative Reviews The drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
There is always a lot to celebrate during Oscar week, but many of this year’s special occasions toasted to something in particular: a historical year for Oscar nominations by the Academy. Diversity and inclusion was front and center for celebrations throughout the week, from Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, to Common’s pre-Oscar dinner (pictured above), to African-American publications Ebony and Essence toasting to black Hollywood at their respective fetes.
Women were also a part of the conversation. While the landmark moment for people of color was applauded, the ladies in the industry were still pushing for progress at the Women in Film’s annual cocktail reception, which sprinkled in motivational speeches from Brie Larson and Meryl Streep with the hors d’oeuvres.
Take a peek inside this year’s pre-Oscar celebratory gatherings below:
The Ultimate Oscar Party Guide 2017
Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree:
Progress, not politics, was what »
- Variety Staff
Sometimes the best of intentions don’t get you far, and Danny’s decision to help protect an ex-con and find the real killer ended with tragic results.
First off, I was thrilled to see Omar J. Dorsey guest starring as Ernie “Goodnight” Mason. I became a big fan of his after watching him as Hollywood on Queen Sugar this fall, and he didn’t disappoint here on Blue Bloods Season 7 Episode 12.
Ernie: You always said if there was ever anything you could do for me when I get out…
Danny: That's something I say a lot. That's not actually something I mean when I say it.
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But the truth was that Danny did mean it. He wanted to help Ernie because he always believed in his innocence, even as the »
- Christine Orlando
4 items from 2017
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