The action project is based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a Texas native who racked up the most confirmed sniper kills by anyone in U.S. military history. Tragically, the sniper was killed by a fellow veteran at a shooting range in February.
Jason Dean Hall (Spread, Paranoia), is writing the screenplay adaptation, with Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan producing alongside Steven Spielberg and Bradley Cooper. Shooting is tentatively scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2014.
Bradley Cooper is currently shooting American Hustle for director David O. Russell in Boston. He returns as The Wolfpack leader Phil in the comedy franchise finale The Hangover Part III later this month.