Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver will be teaming with Sylvester Stallone for the military drama Tough as They Come, Deadline has revealed. Stallone will star alongside Driver as well as directing the film.
Tough as They Come is based on the memoir of US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills. Driver, himself a military veteran who was medically discharged before deployment, will play Mills while Stallone will play Craig Buck, Mills’ father-in-law.
Mills is one of only five soldiers to survive a quadruple amputation from a battlefield injury. His memoir is about his servicetime and coping with his injury, paying special attention to his relationship with his father-in-law who stood by Mills’ side during his recuperation.
Tough as They Come is described as:
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.”