Clint Eastwood Directs Bradley Cooper as the ‘American Sniper’ [WATCH VIDEO]
Experience the intense thrill and the heavy ridden drama output by iconic, multi-awarded Clint Eastwood as he tells the true-to-life story of the “American Sniper,” Chris Kyle starring Bradley Cooper. Read on for more details to this preview.
These days, it’s very rare for two iconic Hollywood names to be involved in one serious project. And by that, we mean a partnership that makes actual sense on and off screens. Multi – Oscar Winner Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper teamed up in creating an addition to the collection of Hollywood films that would greatly depict the cinematic version of the realities of War (akin to “Zero Dark Thirty”). For this biopic, they are featuring the story of sniper Chris Kyle. According to Screen Rant, the real-life Kyle is hailed to be one of the most lethal snipers (with most confirmed kills) in all of US’ history.
Intensity rising – in the trailer, you see Kyle (Cooper) on his stomach with eyes behind the scope and fingers merely on the trigger of his sniper rifle. Especially if played with a good sound system, you will experience the nerve – wrecking moment for him as he contemplates on whether or not shooting the bomb – hauling kid. Of course, the trailer is a huge tease and leaving out his final decision but it is from here on out that you’re able to decipher, the movie will convey the difficulties of what it means to carry the burden of the one-shot-one-kill reality.
As featured by Screen Rant, Bradley Cooper is not only the main star of the film – he is also serving as one of the producers. He has taken the film as a “passion project” and you’ll come to understand it as he managed to put on some muscular pounds for the role (plus, the fair amount of facial hair and the different accent).
Slash Film relayed from USA Today about how Cooper was able to have a short conversation with the SEAL sniper. It was before he was killed at a shooting range in Texas last February 2013. It was during the short phone call conversation that he expressed to the “Legend” how serious he was in making the film happen.
“Thank God I got to talk to him once on the phone. 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 tell this story,” expressed Bradley Cooper in the Slash Film interview.
“American Sniper” will be released for a limited run on Christmas Day this year, Dec. 25, 2014 just in time for Oscars but it will be released worldwide on Jan. 16, 2015.
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