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Adam Driver Set to Play Wounded Warrior Travis Mills in 'Tough as They Come'


Marine veteran Adam Driver will play Army SSG Travis Mills in Tough as They Come, a new movie based on Mills' inspiring memoir. Mills was on his third tour in Afghanistan when he was severely injured by an IED blast just days before his 25th birthday. Thanks to Army medics and doctors, Mills became one of only five quadruple amputees to survive the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan


Sylvester Stallone will direct the movie and co-star as Craig Buck, the father-in-law with whom Mills has developed an especially close relationship and supported Travis as he adjusted to his injuries and life back home. After an extended rehab, Mills has learned to use prosthetics and learned to swim, cycle, drive and even dance.


Adam Driver - Why I Joined the Marines After 9/11

Adam Driver first made his name as Lena Dunham's boyfriend on the HBO series Girls, but he's now best-known as General Leia Organa and Han Solo's son (and Darth Vader's grandson) Kylo Ren in the revived Star Wars series. He stars in two movies currently in theaters. Jim Jarmusch's Paterson, in which Driver plays a bus driver in Paterson, NJ, and Martin Scorsese's Silence, in which the actor plays a Jesuit priest who tries to introduce Christianity to seventeenth-century Japan.

Stallone has enjoyed a career resurgence lately. He got an Oscar nomination last year for playing Rocky Balboa in Creed and has a part in Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 2. He was recently in the news after turning down a job at the National Endowment for the Arts in President-elect Trump's administration. In a statement, Stallone said "I believe I could be more effective by bringing national attention to returning military personnel in an effort to find gainful employment, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve."

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