Jarhead: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winner Chris Cooper has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' Jarhead. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgaard lead the cast of the Sam Mendes-directed adaptation of Marine Anthony Swofford's memoir of his experiences in the first Gulf War.

Cooper takes on the role of Lt. Colonel Kazinski, the officer in charge of an elite sniper unit and to whom Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard report. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the film, which began principal photography this month.

Cooper won a best supporting actor Academy Award for his work in Adaptation. His credits include "The Bourne Supremacy," Seabiscuit and American Beauty. Upcoming features include Syriana, opposite George Clooney, and Capote, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener.