Bradley Cooper Targets 'American Sniper' Adaptation at Warner Bros
After The Hangover took the world by storm, it was clear Bradley Cooper was a star on the rise. He has since gone on to act in a ton of high-profile projects, but he's also teamed with Warner Bros. and started his own production company called 22nd & Indiana. According to THR, Cooper and his partners have found their first project with a film called American Sniper, based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's autobiography American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. Cooper is producing and also considering the starring role, while Jason Dean Hall (Spread) writing. More below!
The book recounts how Kyle racked up the most confirmed kills for an American during his time in the armed forces, and is punctuated with passages from Kyle's wife detailing how his affections turned from her to the SEALs and the war. Inception star Tom Berenger starred in a movie called Sniper back in 1993, and it was pretty terrible if I recall correctly, and Mark Wahlberg's recent action flick Shooter wasn't much better, so at least Cooper and his American Sniper team aren't operating in the shadow of iconic movies that this will be compared to. I'd imagine it's pretty tough to make the work of a sniper cinematic because it's a lot of waiting around and being still, but hopefully Cooper's performance combined with the testimony of the most effective sniper in American history will make for a compelling film. There's no director or start date yet, but we'll keep you posted as more info arrives. Interested?