Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg sign on for 'American Sniper'
May 3rd, 2013
11:30 AM ET

Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg sign on for 'American Sniper'

Steven Spielberg has lined up his next project, and he's going to tackle it with Bradley Cooper.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has set his sights on adapting "American Sniper," the best-selling autobiography by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

Kyle, who wrote about his experience as a lethal military sniper in Iraq, was fatally shot in February.

Cooper's attached to both star in the film and produce, along with Spielberg, Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan.

Jason Hall is serving as executive producer on the project, and also wrote the script. The plan is to start production in early 2014.

Following his Oscar nod for "Silver Linings Playbook," Cooper has been steadily adding titles to his list of projects. In addition to "Hangover III," which will arrive in theaters May 24, Cooper's at work on David O. Russell's new film, "American Hustle," and an untitled Cameron Crowe romantic comedy.


Filed under: Bradley Cooper • Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies

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  1. kirstie...

    time too talk brad....nobody is getting killed.

    May 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Socrates

    He who kills by the sword dies by the sword. God, I love this saying, it's a pure philosophy.

    May 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. I'm a ghost....la di da

    puhleaze...

    May 12, 2013 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Matoj Thoughts...

    Can't bang both spielberg and brad..nah i'm not the type...

    May 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • oh please

      a sniper...who got shot--wow not very good at concealing your location eh

      May 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      @oh please – Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was killed at a gun range by another military veteran. He was not killed in action.

      May 12, 2013 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. LookAlikes2

    someone tonight mentioned i always choose men that resemble each other...whether they are older or younger...
    weird right?

    May 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. do i choose brad or spielberg?

    ho hum...

    May 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Motaj

    i find this man delicious...yes i do

    May 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. You can share 1 of your experiences in blogging but otherwise its considered meaningless..thanks

    May 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. You can share 1 of your experiences in blogging but otherwise its consider meaningless..thanks

    h

    May 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Blogging Law and Regulations

    the comments pertain to the photo and the article...sorry thats all blogging is....

    May 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. F. E. 'Cal' Matter

    He was good in that movie with the boobtastic Katniss girl, whatever her name is. She's got a nice rack. I hope Brad got some time alone with those melons of hers.

    May 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. brad you need too fix this

    she will never allow you too branch out in your life at all...shame

    May 6, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. brad u need too fix this...

    she will never allow too branch out at al....

    May 6, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. Brad is not gay....not way in heck...

    not that there is anything wrong with however.....there are 2 many women who like him i am so happy he is starting fresh.

    May 6, 2013 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. Rene is out thanks god...

    brad deserves much better then what he had to deal with .... rene talks too much as was not good for him at all

    May 6, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  16. Rene Zellweger has a big mouth....

    that's why Brad walked away....now this next girlfriend is going too be great for him....easier flow, better relationships, no issues....i am so happy for Brad .... he deserves only the best i life

    May 6, 2013 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  17. This man is all boy...not that it matters of course...

    but i can tell....

    May 6, 2013 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  18. what to do...

    Great Actor

    May 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Faciltiy1

    brad is young georgous and has his whole life ahead of him....he is a true movie star and i hear a great guy also.
    all the best brad!!!

    May 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. blogs.

    glad too hear that randy

    May 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Randy Travis

    I'd hit it.

    May 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Even with all of Renee Zellweger's bucks...

    he still dumped her....powerful guy....best of luck too the career and his new girlfriend.

    May 5, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  23. durbee

    Brad is what we call movie star material....i hope he remains in the business a long long time.

    May 5, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  24. Even if he did not have all the money in the world.....

    women would go for him....love coops

    May 5, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  25. abdig.

    this guy has played many good roles in his life and we commend him for it...truth!!!

    May 5, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  26. Separated

    brad cooper is one hottie

    May 5, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  27. BarQuestions2MarriedMen

    certain women deal with cheaters or being called a c00t because the guy knows she will take it she could have all the money in the world and the biggest mouth in the world...at the end of the day she still takes it....they said someone like moi do not have these headaches is because you(me) are not a c00t. ok i get it now....Yay Cooper!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2013 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  28. BarQuestions2MarriedMen

    certain women deal what cheaters or being called a c00t because the guy knows she will take it she could have all the money in the world and the biggest mouth in the world...at the end of the day she still takes it....they said someone like moi do not have these headaches is because you(me) are not a c00t. ok i get it now....Yay Cooper!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2013 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  29. Men questions

    how does 1 cheat on someone they do not care about...i said sheesh i'm 50 and all the money in world could never allow me too sleep with someone who does not care even if its casual ......it would bother me if he could not look at me or called me a c-0t like other men do....... he said men never called you those names and never cheated on you because your real....jay ain't gonna cheat either you want someone like cooper....

    May 5, 2013 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  30. I asked the married man how do you perform if you cannot look at your wife?

    He said I screw others...

    May 5, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  31. cee Lighten Up Thanks

    -

    May 5, 2013 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  32. A married once told me i can't stand looking at my wife's face anymore

    but she takes care of the situation so i deal with it.....that has never happened to me and i will never let it get to a point that my man cant stand looking at me.....gross

    May 5, 2013 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  33. A married once told me i can't stand looking at my wife's face anymore

    but she takes care of the situation so i deal with it.....that has never happened to me and i never will...

    May 5, 2013 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  34. alot of men sleep with filth every night

    nothing wrong with clean thick woman

    May 5, 2013 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  35. Gross

    Nothing wrong with thick chicks. Adele, Mariah. Mmm

    May 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Big Belly Bob

    Look down...nuff said

    May 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  37. He does not want a hack looking at his finances either

    He prefers loyalty...i know the type

    May 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Brad is more my style

    appears too keep his mouth shut and not a royal gossip-can't stand a many who's full of sh-t

    May 4, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad's tattoo says "no fat chicks"

      So he wouldnt look twice at you. Not even once, happycow...

      May 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • He's not into bi polars either..

      way too much attention required

      May 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Brad lost weight again...more like this shot

    He was chubs in the other....lol

    May 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  40. brad's friends are number 1---

    both sides are meeting next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Brad Cooper is the one

    yep have too think more i think this is it...will let him know next week

    May 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  42. taxes proven but question from the men was...

    where did they get the social security number from?

    May 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  43. rocky50 and mrs gunney theftie

    this guy is a true star yes he is–

    May 4, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Theftie Leftie

    Brad has not changed.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Brad Cooper is more my style...truth

    likes too have fun but is mind strong...i need mind strong before anything else.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  46. hey i'll give you the butt if you buy me something expensive.

    Is that a relationship Al?

    May 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  47. ALMAR

    agreed he is a true movie star.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Brad will be a good boyfriend too someone..

    He's very strong and makes up his own mind.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Brad is a great actor and consider close too being a huge movie star.

    I am happy for him...he will make it.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Me too

    i could see myself being friends with an actor like this.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Saw a couple of interviews with brad...not easily manipulated.

    I love this guy...reminds me of some of my male friends.

    May 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Brad is a little bit more mind strong....

    He will choose the best scenario for his life....i truly like this guy

    May 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Choices: What is right or Filth?

    brad is a little bit smarter...he will choose what's right....best of luck brad!!!!!

    May 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Looze123

    he's hot.

    May 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  55. here also

    proof

    May 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  56. shalom

    thanks

    May 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  57. BrotherMan

    Like wow man he's cool we need to hang with him k?

    May 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  58. %andMariahchk

    i would consider brad a movie star.

    May 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  59. ShotsRecorded.

    Brad Cooper is a realy man's man.

    May 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Hemlock

      The real men and women are serving in our military protecting this dude's right to act and make millions. Get it right in your head. 462's!!!!!

      May 4, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Out of State Eyes

    Brad is an exceptional actor

    May 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  61. ※Sadie※

    Sounds like an interesting concept, but I already know how it ends.

    May 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Live Normally

    Brad Cooper is a hot guy.

    May 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Out Of State Eyes

    Bragging is what nailed it.

    May 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  64. 2 countys

    wow.

    May 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Marwin

    Success–best of the best

    May 4, 2013 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  66. She got a mercedes but i got the Kock

    thankx

    May 4, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  67. Print.

    thanks

    May 4, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  68. OFFICE COMPS

    ALL PULLED AND INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY.

    May 4, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  69. VIC RUNNING INVESTIGATION TODAY

    thanks.

    May 4, 2013 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  70. HEARD ALL PHONE COVERSATIONS LAST NIGHT

    pros for peace

    May 4, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  71. READ MAYLENE TEXTS

    good actor

    May 4, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  72. READ VICTORIA TEXTS

    brad cooper is hot

    May 4, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  73. ANDREW DAVIS

    I WAS A GREEN BERET AND A SNIPER FOR ONE OF THOSE 3-LETTER ORGANIZATIONS FOR 8-YEARS DURING THE 70 S! HE WAS A REG CLOSE RANGE SNIPER,TRY BEING A 1800 YARD PLUS SNIPER IN A COUNTRY WERE IF CAUGHT YOUR COUNTRY WOULD DENY YOU BELONG TO THEM! NEVER MISSED AND SAVED THOUSANDS OF FREE WORLD SOLDIERS FROM BEING KILLED NEEDLESSLY! REMEMBER,ONE SHOT,ONE KILL!

    May 4, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  74. Alvarez

    I want to drop a big plopper on this pretty boy.

    May 4, 2013 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      Love it! What does a little ol' boy like me gotta do to get a Cleveland Steamer over here, hmmm? ;)

      May 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Gross

    6' 9" and 5' 3", respectively.

    May 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Cassie Furlough

    How tall is Bradley Cooper / How short is Steven Spielberg?!

    May 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |

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