The film is based on the best-selling autobiography of US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle
A new trailer for Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper as an Iraq war marksman has been released.
The film is based on the best-selling autobiography of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History. Eastwood directed from a script by Paranoia‘s Jason Hall.
Cooper is flanked by a supporting cast that includes Sienna Miller as Kyle’s wife Taya Renae, True Blood‘s Luke Grimes and Veronica Mars‘ Kyle Gallner.
The film’s synopsis teases: “Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread he earns the nickname ‘Legend’. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.”
American Sniper is set to open in US cinemas on December 25 before getting a UK release early next year on January 16.