Briefly: Well, this is a nice surprise. THR reports that Steven Spielberg has quietly lined up his next directorial outing, a real feat considering the heat the film already has on it. The outlet shares that Spielberg will next helm an adaptation of American Sniper,
the true life tale of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle that Bradley Cooper has long been developing as producer and star.
While the film was already compelling enough when Cooper signed on back in May of last year, with Kyle’s career distinction of recording more career sniper kills in United States military history than anyone else (160 confirmed kills out of 255 claimed kills), the story toook a decidely tragic turn when Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range by a fellow veteran back in Februrary of this year.