Published on May 4th, 2013 | by Chris Hagerman7
Chris Kyle’s American Sniper Directed by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct a new movie titled “American Sniper” based on the memoir written by Chris Kyle. Kyle, or “The Devil of Ramadi”, as the enemy called him, is a Navy SEAL and the deadliest sniper in American history with over 225 claimed kills.
Actor Bradley Cooper will star as Kyle in the Warner Bros. production, slated for release in early 2014.
Despite surviving multiple combat deployments, Kyle was killed earlier this year by a fellow veteran at a shooting range. His memorial service brought more than 7,000 attendees and his funeral procession stretched for miles.
I hope Taya, Jeff (his brother) and his fellow SEALs he was close to can help shape this movie to be as accurate as possible. His story doesn't need any 'Hollywooding' up. Marcus seems to be doing a good job with keeping the Lone Survivor actors up to scratch so maybe he or others in the community who worked alongside CK will be advisors. I'd love to also see a movie about Adam Brown (another hero who's story doesn't need the Hollywood treatment to be exciting), but then again, there may be SEAL 'fatigue' in the theaters. lol
Man I hope Speilberg does it right and sends Cooper and any other actors to someone that will get them up to speed. (as much as can be expected) I don't mean some week long coarse. To do justice they need to cowboy up and the group go through a real damn training coarse with some hair on it!
@Virginstateofmind Maybe they'll hire BW, CO, Babin and others who worked with him to be advisors. They'd be stupid not to.
@Virginstateofmind I don't think that is going to happen.
@Virginstateofmind Marcus seems to be holding his guys' feet to the fire. Hopefully, that will happen here.
@Virginstateofmind It would be cool if they hired recently retired ones as extras or for small roles.