Based on a true story, the film will see Cooper star as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a veteran who holds the record for most sniper kills by an American. While multiple real SEALs are expected to be featured in the film, one of them will be Kevin ‘Dauber” Lacz, a personal friend of Kyle's.
Sienna Miller is attached to play Kyle’s wife, who has to stay home and raise the kids and keep the family safe while Kyle is overseas running missions. Apparently it was a hotly contested part, with the trades actually revealing that the second choice for the role was Jaimie Alexander, best known to genre fans as Sif in the Thor movies.
The film will tell the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who holds the U.S. military record for most sniper kills. Over the course of his decade-long career serving multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Kyle took out more than 150 targets, shattering the previous American record of 109.
For the second time since the release of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg has opted out of directing a project. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker has decided that he no longer wants to direct American Sniper, the adaptation of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's autobiography that is set to star Bradley Cooper. According to the report, Spielberg's vision for the film wasn't doable with the budget that was being offered.
Having tackled World War II many times, World War I in War Horse and the Civil War in Lincoln, Spielberg will for the first time be telling a story about modern warfare, following Kyle's life as a sniper in the Iraq War. He was dubbed the "Devil of Ramadi" by Iraqis and, according to the title of his book, was the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history
With rumors—and sometimes video—emerging of fiery conflicts on his sets, David O. Russell has never been considered an actor's director. Nevertheless, there are performers who seem drawn to his filmmaking passion, despite his particularly intense directing style. Following their first collaboration on Three Kings, Russell and Mark Wahlberg went on to reteam for the offbeat comedy I Heart Huckabees and the Oscar-winning drama The Fighter.
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.