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.