Hmmmm — say what you will about Steven Speilberg, he has proven he can make not only entertaining films (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park) but films with powerful (Empire of the Sun, Schindler’s List, Amistad, Lincoln), even patriotic (Saving Private Ryan) sensibilities
So now he’s been tapped to produce Chris “American Sniper” Kyle’s bio-pick, based on American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History?
I hope Speilberg doesn’t disappoint this time around. Hero Kyle deserves the best treatment he can get.
DreamWorks and Warner Bros will team on Steven Spielberg‘s next film American Sniper, with Bradley Cooper aboard to star in the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Cooper optioned the book himself, along with Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance, and it has turned out to be quite a coup for the actor. Jason Hall (Paranoia) wrote the script and will executive produce, with Spielberg, Cooper, Lazar, and Peter Morgan producing. Kyle, an expert marksman who spread his love for weapons by teaching others how to shoot, was recently and tragically gunned down along with a pal by a fellow discharged vet they had taken to a Texas shooting range to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder.
The film is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History by Kyle, Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice.