Following on from the first-look images of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper last night, we have the first trailer and poster for the movie.

American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper, Kyle Gallner, Luke Grimes, Cory Hardrict, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Sienna Miller and is set for release in the UK 16th January (25th December in the US).

The movie is based on the book of the same name written by Chris Kyle and his real-life experiences. As Kenji mentioned in the previous post, Kyle was tragically killed on a shooting range in 2013 meaning Cooper was only able to speak to him once on the phone before his death.

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms.  His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.”  However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.  He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.”  But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

As well as the trailer, we have the first poster which you can click to enlarge.

American Sniper UK Poster