Bradley Cooper Stars in New Movie 'American Sniper' First Trailer Released, Watch Here (VIDEO)
Bradley Cooper is starring in the upcoming war biography movie American Sniper and they have released their first trailer. You can check it out above.
The film is directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Dean Hall. It is based on Chris Kyle's autobiography American Sniper. The film stars Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardrict.
Principal photography began on March 31, 2014 in Los Angeles. The film is scheduled to receive a limited release on December 25, 2014, before opening wide on January 16, 2015.
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is sent to Iraq on a mission to protect his brothers-in-arms.
Cooper wanted to make Kyle's best-selling 2012 autobiography American Sniper into a movie and the actor only got to speak with the most lethal sniper in American military history one time.
"Thank God I got to talk to him once on the phone,'' says Cooper, who is a producer and plays Kyle in the film to USA Today. "It was a very quick conversation. But I did tell him how serious I was about making this movie. And he should just know that whatever fears he had about Hollywood, to just put them aside and trust me. That I was going to do everything I could to tell this story."
Kyle was shot and killed on Feb. 2, 2013, at a shooting range in Texas. A troubled Marine veteran is now on trial for his murder. Little did Cooper know that his first talk with Kyle would be his last.
After Chris's death, Cooper was on a mission to complete the movie in honor of Kyle, his family and all veterans.
"I had to do right by him and his family, there was really no choice," says Cooper. "You're sitting across the dining-room table talking to this person's father and mother. And his children and wife are there. And he's passed away. Knowing that they are putting all of their stories in your hands and the responsibly of that, it's actually unique."
Cooper put on 40 pounds with a rigorous diet and workout regimen and also trained with Navy SEALs who worked with Kyle, including Kevin "Dauber" Lacz, Kyle's sniper partner during his last two tours. Lacz served as a technical adviser and portrays himself in the movie.
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