Steven Spielberg Joins Bradley Cooper In 'American Sniper'

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Steven Spielberg's follow-up to "Lincoln" has been revealed. The director has chosen to develop an adaptation of the autobiography "American Sniper" written by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bradley Cooper will both star in the movie and will act as a producer. This Spielberg announcement comes after Cooper decided to pull out of "Jane Got A Gun" due to his busy schedule. It’s understandable why Cooper would want to stick with this project now that Spielberg is involved.

Jason Hall wrote the script for "American Sniper," and Spielberg, Cooper and Andrew Lazar are slated to produce it. THR writes that the film is slated to begin shooting in first-quarter 2014.

Kyle's autobiography tells the story of how he became the SEAL with the highest number of American sniper kills. He was killed in February when a fellow veteran shot him in a shooting range.

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