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Published On: Fri, May 3rd, 2013

Steven Spielberg and Bradley Cooper join to direct ‘American Sniper,’ the Chris Kyle bio

Steven Spielberg may joke about following Lincoln with another biopic (President Obama, see clip here), but the famous director appears to be joining Bradley Cooper for American Sniper.

Eddie Ray Routh, the man who killed Chris Kyle, may even be part of the new film based on Kyle's life.

Eddie Ray Routh, the man who killed Chris Kyle, may even be part of the new film based on Kyle’s life.

The Wrap reported May 2 news and that the script has been written by Jason Hall (Paranoia), while Warner Bros and DreamWorks are co-producing.

The film is an adaptation of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History, by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, which follows Kyle’s development from a Texas rodeo cowboy to a Navy SEAL chief with the greatest number of sniper kills in US military history.

Cooper’s production company optioned the rights to the book in 2012, and the project was subsequently fast-tracked after Kyle was shot and killed on February 2 at a shooting range in Erath County, Texas.

The suspect is Eddie Ray Routh, a veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Kyle had reportedly taken Routh to the range to help with his PTSD. MORE HERE

Spielberg’s most recent project, Robopocalypse with Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway, fell apart due to budget problems.

 

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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