Clint Eastwood to Replace Steven Spielberg on ‘American Sniper’

Clint Eastwood Replacing Steven Spielberg as

Director in talks for Warner Bros. biopic starring Bradley Cooper

After losing Steven Spielberg as director, Warners Bros. has acted quickly to find a director for “American Sniper” with Clint Eastwood in talks to helm the biopic starring Bradley Cooper.

Jason Hall penned the script for “Sniper” about a Navy SEAL recounting his military career that included more than 150 confirmed kills. Film is based on the book “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice.

Cooper’s production company 22nd & Indiana Pictures and Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance Productions optioned rights to the book a year ago.

Eastwood is in production on the adaptation of “Jersey Boys” and would jump to “American Sniper” once the musical finishes filming.

He is repped by Leonard Hirshan.

Twitchfilm broke the news.

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  1. ITTTY IT says:

    Bad taset gognitive dissonance op
    ‘up to the minute’ bio pic? —–instead of a
    probing documentary? ——NO!

    Eastwood would better spend his time
    doing an about face on RED China ‘friendly’
    Hollywood’s —BALK— of the 60th Anniversary
    of the awesomely relevant —KOREAN WAR. . .

  2. Three very young American men shot an Australian they did not know…because they were bored and it seemed like fun. An American in the U.S. armed services shoots and kills 150 people coldly and deliberately in a combat zone, however unfortunately a role model for some, is a book (and may soon be a movie) but what this sniper had done is no video game –for fun– and how the sniper was murdered is not unlike that Australian.

    I believe Steven Spielberg had serious second thoughts and primal doubts about making the movie.

    • AmericaBeautiful says:

      Chris Kyle was a standout and a hero. I don’t see how the Eastwood/Speilberg connection was ever even envisioned, considering Speilberg is a far-out-left as you can get, and we all know Eastwood’s conservative view of politics. Glad it didn’t go thru. Maybe this will end the era of the Left’s domination of media and we’ll get some reality.

      • waltcoogan says:

        Give me a break, dude. First, how is the extremely mainstream Spielberg “far out left”? Second, Eastwood is a self-described “social liberal” who is pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control, pro-environmental protection, anti-censorship, and anti-war. Have you seen Eastwood’s two World War II movies from 2006, “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima”? Conservative hero-worship of militarism is not Eastwood’s style, or reality.

      • waltcoogan says:

        Give me a break, dude. First, how is the extremely mainstream Spielberg “far out left”? Second, Eastwood is a self-described “social liberal” who is pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control, pro-environmental protection, anti-censorship, and anti-war. Have you seen Eastwood’s two World War II movies from 2006, “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima”? Conservative hero-worship of militarism is not Eastwood’s style, or reality.

  3. Michael says:

    I feel bad in saying this, but Clint Eastwood is extremely old and getting senile (based on his actions at the Republicant convention). Does anybody really think he’s going to complete these 2 movies??

    • ed says:

      There is a big difference between them both. His Personal appearances and film business are many faces of an interesting personality. What I do celebrate is that Spielberg is out the map with this movie. My question is: why did he drop his director role?

  4. harry georgatos says:

    Eastwood can bring a subversive complexity to the movie that would be great. If he can make a film with the craftsmanship he brought to UNFORGIVEN then AMERICAN SNIPER will be a film to stand out from the obvious.

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