Bradley Cooper is lining-up starring and producing duties on American Sniper. The star’s production company 22nd & Indiana has picked up the rights to Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s snappily (and modestly) titled memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
According to THR:
“[The book] 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.
Giving the book its emotional core are passages from Kyle’s wife, who slowly watches as her husband’s affection turns from her to the SEALs and war.”
Sounds like a cross between Mark Wahlberg’s Shooter and the Mel Gibson starrer We Were Soldiers.
Jason Dean Hall will adapt the book which spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and 13 weeks at number one. Talk about popular.
Source: THR via Screen Rant