The project is based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's memoir, which he co-wrote with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The soldier was known as the deadliest American sniper in military history and nicknamed The Devil by enemies and fellow service members. He had 150 confirmed kills between 1999 and 2009.
Bradley Cooper will be portraying Chris Kyle with Sienna Miller playing his wife. Jake McDorman will take on the role of Ryan 'Biggles' Job, who was the expert sniper's comrade during his time in the military. Several real Navy SEALS are also expected to co-star in the film, including Kevin 'Dauber' Lacz. The SEAL was a close friend of the sniper.
Jake McDorman previously played Evan Chambers on ABC Family's Greek and has a recurring role on Showtime's Shameless. He was also in Live Free or Die Hard and will next be seen in Max Landis' Me Him Her.