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.
October 2, 2014 @ 9:33 pm Lee9
“make the call”
no way I could handle the stress of those decisions
October 2, 2014 @ 9:47 pm Withers
Damn that looked good.
October 2, 2014 @ 10:16 pm Loque
I loved how the kid getting shot was left up to the imagination. Was he going to try to explode himself or was he going to hand the ordinance over to the patrol? I hope for the latter …
October 3, 2014 @ 1:04 am gb
He shoots. There can be no other result.
October 2, 2014 @ 10:46 pm sonshine
A good war movie is a great way for Eastwood to stop his skid of recent unimpressive directorial outings.
October 2, 2014 @ 11:15 pm Gnossis
I don’t see a huge opening in the overseas markets…
October 3, 2014 @ 7:01 am LesleyStrange
That’s premature to call/ Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Lone Survivor are similar in theme and all did well internationally/
October 2, 2014 @ 11:41 pm Van Otter
Terrorists, your game is through ’cause now you have to answer to
America – FUCK YEAH! Comin’ again to save the motherfuckin’ day, YEAH!
October 3, 2014 @ 12:26 am Adam Nieves
Excellent trailer. It sets the stage for a powerful war story without divulging any key points.
October 3, 2014 @ 1:38 am Unfather
American military precision — We need a few of these guys deployed now to take out the isis threat
November 14, 2014 @ 1:05 am J W
half a breath , release & Pull — better to be alive than wrong