Intense is one way to describe the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. Heartbreaking is another, as we see the incredibly difficult life or death choices left to Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) to make in the theater of war. As with “Lone Survivor,” this film is based on the memoirs of the actual Navy SEAL (“American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History”), which makes the story all the more harrowing. Hold your breath while watching the trailer courtesy of Warner Bros.
American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Kyle Gallner, Luke Grimes, Sam Jaeger, Keir O’Donnell and Brian Hallisay.
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.
American Sniper snipes at US theaters on December 25, 2014 and UK theaters on January 16, 2015.