Steven Spielberg will team up with Bradley Cooper for his next feature, American Sniper, an adaptation of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms the film will focus on Texas native Chris Kyle, a Navy Seal member who racked up the highest number of sniper kills for an American. Sadly Kyle was tragically killed by a fellow veteran at a shooting range in February.
Here’s the plot synopsis of the book, full name American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History:
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 Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, 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.
Steven Spielberg and Bradley Cooper will co-produce the picture along with Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan. Jason Hall penned the script for the adaptation.
The film is scheduled for the 1st quarter 2014.