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Trainwreck star Amy Schumer ditches comedy for drama in film about PTSD

Published 11/02/2016 | 10:40

Amy Schumer (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Amy Schumer (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Amy Schumer has carved out a reliable niche for herself as a comedic actress, but now she's branching out into drama.

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According to Deadline, the Trainwreck star has landed a dramatic role in a new film which will be directed by the writer of American Sniper.

Thank You For Your Service will chart the lives of a group of US soldiers as they struggle to adapt to life back in the US following a stint in Iraq.

Hindering their progress is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The film, directed by David Hall, is based on the novel by David Finkel and will also star Miles Teller, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Joe cole.

It's the first foray into drama for Schumer, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for Trainwreck, which she also wrote. 

She's currently writing a screenplay with good friend Jennifer Lawrence.

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