Steven Spielberg has found his next directing project: an adaptation of American Sniper, the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, which is set up at Warner Bros.Bradley Cooper is attached to star and has been developing the project as a producer.Spielberg also will produce with Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan.Jason Hall (Spread) wrote the script and will executive produce. Sniper will now be a Warner Bros./DreamWorks co-production.
A first-quarter 2014 start date is being targeted. The book, whose complete title is American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, 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.
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