Should be an awesome movie if Spielberg stays true to Kyle’s book and doesn’t drag his liberal politics into it.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
Steven Spielberg has found his next directing project: an adaptation of American Sniper, the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, which is set up at Warner Bros.
Bradley Cooper is attached to star and has been developing the project as a producer.
Spielberg also will produce with Andrew Lazar via his Mad Chance Productions along with Peter Morgan.
The book, whose complete title is American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, reveals how Texas native Kyle came to record the highest number of sniper kills for an American. The book has been praised for its frankness in telling a first-person account of a warrior who shoots from far and close distances.
Kyle made news earlier this year when he tragically was killed at a shooting range by a fellow vet in February.