Opening in select theaters December 25, American Sniper centers on U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a war vet who spent four tours of duty in Iraq. Known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, Kyle’s autobiography (which the film is based on) spent 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Sienna Miller also stars as Kyle’s iron-willed wife Tara Kyle in the film, which is directed by Clint Eastwood.
During the American Sniper press conference Tara Kyle praised the dedication screenwriter Jason Hall, Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood had while making the film.
“I do know before they left, (Clint) stopped and he was a little choked up and said, ‘I just want you to know, that your story has my heart.’ I can’t ask for better than that – truly. I feel like this is about the heart of our men and women who serve and their families.”
To hear Tara Kyle’s full answer, please click on the media bar below.
Bradley Cooper produces and stars in American Sniper, the true story of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle (Cooper), a sharpshooter who spent four tours of duty in Iraq.
With his affection for such films as Unforgiven and Letters from Iwo Jima, Cooper was more than ready to work with American Sniper director Clint Eastwood, who was actually Kyle’s first choice for the movie adaptation of his book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History.
“Movies, for me, have always been healing,” said Bradley Cooper during the American Sniper press conference. “When I was a kid, growing up, The Elephant Man was a movie that affected me in such a massive way that it made me want to be an actor. I love storytelling so much.”
Cooper, who is currently starring in Broadway’s The Elephant Man (limited engagement runs through February 15, 2015) praises Clint Eastwood and talks about his early acting ambitions in the media clip below:
Co-starring Sienna Miller as Taya Kyle, American Sniper opens December 25.