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‘American Sniper’ to Premiere at AFI Fest Tuesday Night

AFI Fest will premiere Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper, on Tuesday night at the Egyptian Theatre.

The showing will be the first public screening for “American Sniper,” which opens Christmas Day through Warner Bros.

Clint Eastwood is an American icon,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and  CEO. “His are stories that stand the test of time, and we are proud and honored to unveil his latest masterpiece.”

Cooper stars as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with the nickname “Legend” and 160 confirmed kills. Upon returning to his
wife and kids after four tours of duty in Iraq, he finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

Kyle was murdered at a shooting range in Texas last year.

The AFI slot has been reserved for a “secret screening,” which was unveiled Monday as “American Sniper.”

Eastwood directed Jason Hall’s screenplay, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice. The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan and is  produced in association with Village Roadshow Pictures.

 

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