Clint Eastwood may step in to direct Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

Clint Eastwood on set

The pairing of director Steven Spielberg and star Bradley Cooper on a true Navy SEAL sniper biopic sounded too good to be true and apparently, it was. Spielberg left the project for so-called scheduling conflicts and so Bradley Cooper and company had to go and find another director. Well, they didn’t have to go far to find Clint Eastwood, who is apparently eying the project after he finishes JERSEY BOYS. Bradley Cooper is committed to Cameron Crowe’s next film, so this one is at least a year away from getting in front of cameras. As always, nothing is official until it comes from the proper channels, but if this turns out to be true, it could be quite a team-up. (TwitchFilm)

The official synopsis: He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyle’s kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow U.S. warriors, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.


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