It’s that time of year again! There’s a lot of talk about which movies, directors and actors have a chance of winning big at the Oscars next year, but one overlooked upcoming release is American Sniper. Clint Eastwood is directing the movie which stars American Hustle’s Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
Early reviews have been a little mixed, but it remains to be seen whether that will impact its chances.
American Sniper has been a passion project of Cooper’s for quite some time now and it was him who optioned the novel of the same name. The impressive cast also includes Kyle Gallner, Luke Grimes, Cory Hardrict, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Sienna Miller, and it has a December 25th release date in the US.
Tragically, Chris Kyle was killed on a shooting range in 2013 by a troubled Marine and that meant Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) was only able to have one conversation with him before his shocking death.
A new trailer for American Sniper has now been released which gives us a better idea of the movie’s tone, along with a brief clip which puts the spotlight on Cooper as Kyle and the fact that he’s now a wanted man.