Bradley Cooper Targets 'American Sniper' Adaptation at Warner Bros

May 24, 2012
Source: THR

Bradley Cooper

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?

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ben - you are absolutely nuts.....have you even seen "sniper"? it was a good action movie.....and i liked the tension/dislike between berenger and zane. the atmosphere of the movie was excellent too as was the sniping.  

beevis on May 24, 2012


director is Aorta for this. Snipery movies want very tension. Cinematogerapher must be first class too. if they dont wana go on the cliches of genre they win definetly but if they make perfunctory movie cooper hit the ground really hard. i think they must inject dark very serious tone with great chase scenes and i wana from god  this sniper hit the target

Ehsan Davodi on May 24, 2012


Honestly, I don't think Bradley Cooper is the right guy to portray Chris. Maybe I'm wrong.... but the guy from the hangover? common... I've read his book and he needs a tough mother fucker to do the part.

robbobdragonspider2282 on Jul 12, 2012


Sniper was a good movie .. I really enjoyed it.

slim.charles on Sep 1, 2013

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