There was a point where Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell and star Bradley Cooper might have reunited to adapt the book American Sniper, which is the autobiography of Chris Kyle, who has the most recorded kills of any sniper in US military history. (As a civilian, Kyle was shot and killed this past February by another veteran at a Texas shooting range.)
Bradley Cooper has been developing the project since last year, and while he and Russell are now working together on another film, the Abscam sting project American Hustle, there is a new director for American Sniper. Steven Spielberg will reportedly direct the film as his next project. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
When Bradley Cooper stepped up to replace Mark Wahlberg in David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook, it seems he took over for the former Fighter star in more ways than one. Where Russell once spoke excitedly of his plans with Wahlberg, these days it’s Cooper who apparently serves as his muse.
Although Silver Linings Playbook hasn’t hit theaters yet, the pair are clearly eager to keep a good thing going. Russell cast Cooper in the untitled Abscam sting movie (formerly titled American Bullshit) several months back, and now the duo are eyeing another reunion in the Navy SEAL biopic American Sniper. More after the jump.
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The Hangover star Bradley Cooper is developing a movie that sounds like something Chuck Norris might have done in the eighties. It’s a true story called American Sniper, based on the best-selling book by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the man with the most recorded sniper kills in American history. The project is set up at Warner Bros., Jason Dean Hall (Spread) is adapting the book, and Cooper is producing and will likely star. Read more below. Read More »