Director: Clint Eastwood
Screenwriter: Jason Dean Hall
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated R | 134 Minutes
Release Date: January 16, 2015
Directed by Clint Eastwood (J. Edgar, Jersey Boys), American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills. Written by Jason Dean Hall, the film is based upon Kyle’s bestselling 2009 autobiography of the same name.
After 9/11, Kyle is deployed to Iraq with one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His deadly accuracy saves countless American lives and – as stories of his exploits spread through the ranks – he earns the nickname, “Legend.” His reputation grows behind enemy lines, too. A bounty is put on his head, making him a prime target of insurgents.
Despite the danger, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq, becoming emblematic of the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” Upon returning home, however, the Navy SEAL discovers that he can’t escape the war that’s still raging inside his head.
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