A new American Sniper trailer has been released, showcasing a lot more footage from Clint Eastwood’s upcoming picture.
Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle, the real life U.S. Navy SEAL considered to be the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills. The film deals with the battles he faces overseas and the subsequent battle on the home front, as he struggles to leave the war behind.
Early reviews have been raving about Cooper’s performance, and it certainly looks like a riveting turn. It’s a tragic story, one that we’re hopeful Eastwood will handle well.
American Sniper also stars Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Navid Negahban, Luke Grimes, and Keir O’Donnell.
Official synopsis for American Sniper:
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
ETA: USA – 25 December, 2014 (limited). 16 January, 2015 (wide). UK – 16 January, 2015. AUS – 22 January, 2015.