Sylvester Stallone will direct Adam Driver in a big screen adaptation of Tough As They Come
Adam Driver, currently in theaters in both Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and Martin Scorsese’s Silence, has found a new project that has Sylvester Stallone attached to direct and co-star. Deadline brings word of the project in question, a big screen adaptation of Tough as They Come, the recent memoir of quadruple amputee US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills.
Published in 2015 by Convergent Books, Tough As They Come is officially described as follows:
Thousands of soldiers die each year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an IED blast four days before his twenty-fifth birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost—Travis became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation.
Suddenly forced to reconcile with the fact that he no longer had arms or legs, Travis was faced with a future drastically different from the one he had imagined for himself. He would never again be able to lead his squad, hold his wife’s hand, or pick up his infant daughter.
Travis struggled through the painful and anxious days of rehabilitation so that he could regain the strength to live his life to the fullest. With enormous willpower and endurance, the unconditional love of his family, and a generous amount of faith, Travis shocked everyone with his remarkable recovery. Even without limbs, he still swims, dances with his wife, rides mountain bikes, and drives his daughter to school.
Travis inspires thousands every day with his remarkable journey. He doesn’t want to be thought of as wounded. “I’m just a man with scars,” he says, “living life to the fullest and best I know how.”
Driver will play Mills’ supportive father in law, Craig Buck.
Tough as They Come will be produced Susan Carlson, Eric Carlson and James Keach. Check back for further updates on the project as they develop.
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