Bradley Cooper To Produce And Possibly Star In American Sniper

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-05-24 16:45:40discussion comments
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Last year Bradley Cooper made a significant step in his career. After 12 years of acting in Hollywood, he became an executive producer on Limitless, a movie that he also happened to star in. Made for only $27 million, the film was a modest success, pulling in $79 million domestically and $161 million internationally. It would seem that Cooper got a kick out of the experience because now he's getting set to produce his second project.

THR has learned that Cooper has signed a deal with Warner Bros. that will have him produce and possibly star in American Sniper. The project is based on the autobiography written by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Jason Dean Hall has already been brought on-board to write the script. Cooper will be producing the movie with WB under his 22nd & Indiana banner. The film is about the soldier (Kyle) who holds the records for most sniper kills by an American. There are also parts written by Kyle's wife that balance the story. Says the trade, "the book has been praised for its frankness in telling a first-person account of a warrior who shoots from far and close distances."

I sometimes get the feeling that Hollywood didn't know what Navy SEALs were until SEAL Team Six successfully killed Osama bin Laden. In the last few months we've seen more than a few SEAL movies pop up, including the previously released Act of Valor and the upcoming Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, Peter Berg's Lone Survivor, John Stockwell's Code Name Geronimo and more. Hopefully the quality movies won't get lost in the ones that pop up to make a quick buck.
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