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Steven Spielberg Picks ‘American Sniper’ With Bradley Cooper as His Next Movie

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After taking his time to pick his next directing job, Steven Spielberg decided on Warner Bros.’ “American Sniper” starring Bradley Cooper.

With sci-fi pic “Robopocalypse” put on hold, Spielberg hadn’t chosen his next project after a long award season campaigning for “Lincoln.”

The news was broken by the Hollywood Reporter.

Jason Hall penned the script about a Navy Seal recounting his military career, which includes 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.

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Spielberg, Cooper, Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan will produce with DreamWorks’ Kristie Macosko Krieger and Adam Somner overseeing on Spielberg’s end. Cooper’s production company, 22nd & Indiana Pictures and Lazar’s Mad Chance Productions, optioned the rights to the book a year ago.

“Sniper” will be a a Warner Bros. and DreamWorks Studios co-production.

Spielberg had been looking at a variety of projects including biopic “Gershwin,” which he had been attached to for some time.

He is repped by CAA.

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