The Oscar race is far from over with a handful of high profile movies coming around the corner —such as “Interstellar,” “Inherent Vice,” and “The Gambler“— and never to be counted out is Clint Eastwood. The prolific filmmaker may have flopped this summer with his “Jersey Boys,” but he’s back this fall with “American Sniper” and the first trailer is here.
Bradley Cooper leads the movie as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in this true story about the sniper who, in a ten year career, bagged the most kills in Army history, leading Iraqi insurgents to place a bounty on his head. But Kyle’s work abroad put a strain on his marriage and home life. And stepping into the role was quite an experience for Cooper.
“Even though it was actors through the scope, they were human beings. It was a whole other deal. I remember getting a chill through my body realizing what he had to do,” Cooper told USA Today.
Here’s the official synopsis:
From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. 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.
Co-starring Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahan and Keir O’Donnell, “American Sniper” opens in limited release on Christmas Day and goes wide on January 16, 2015.
New poster via Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide.