Warner Bros. Pictures released a 2-minute 22-second clip from its upcoming movie, American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.
The movie, adapted from the book of the same name and directed by Clint Eastwood, details the life of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. 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 stars Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell. It’s slated to open in theaters January 16, 2015.
The Shooter’s Log has previously covered several elements of Kyle’s life and passing.
- NRA Annual Meetings Video: Taya Kyle, Widow of Chris Kyle
- SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle Remembered at Cowboys Stadium Memorial
- The Loss of an American Hero – Chris Kyle
- CTD Book Report: American Sniper by Chris Kyle
- Field Tips from the ‘American Sniper’