Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sneak peek: Bradley Cooper's vow to 'American Sniper'

Bradley Cooper had just one conversation with Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

As Cooper sought the rights to bring Kyle's best-selling 2012 autobiography American Sniper to the screen, the actor had what he thought would be an initial talk with the man acknowledged as the most lethal sniper in American military history.

"Thank God I got to talk to him once on the phone,'' says Cooper, who is a producer and plays Kyle in the film. "It was a very quick conversation. But I did tell him how serious I was about making this movie. And he should just know that whatever fears he had about Hollywood, to just put them aside and trust me. That I was going to do everything I could to tell this story."

Soon after that phone call, Kyle and a companion were shot and killed on Feb. 2, 2013, at a shooting range in Texas. A troubled Marine veteran is now on trial for his murder.

But Cooper has continued to make good on his promise to Kyle, bringing American Sniper to the screen with Clint Eastwood as director. Cooper is deep in post-production with Eastwood and the film is slotted for a limited Christmas Day release, opening wider on Jan. 16

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The book is fucking great. I can only hope they do the Devil of Ramadi justice,  and not put all kinds of Hollywood bullshit in it. With Clint Eastwood directing, you should see a decent movie come out. 

Jesse Ventura is still a bitch. That is all.

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