American Sniper will be the first project for Bradley Cooper's new production company, 22nd & Indiana, over at Warner Bros.
Cooper - who formally set up the company in Burbank on March 1st - will produce and likely star in the flick; an adaptation of the autobiography of NAVY Seal Chris Kyle, who recorded the most sniper kills for any American in military history.
Newcomer Jason Dean Hall will write the script along with Andrew Lazar (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) and Peter Morgan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) producing.
American Sniper - whose complete title is American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History - tells the true story of how the Texas native Kyle came to record the highest number of sniper kills for an American while losing his love for his wife in the process.
The book has been praised for its detailed, first-person accounts of sniper attacks which come from both far and close distances.
No word on when the film is likely to be released or a formal shooting date but expect more news by the end of the year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter