Sienna Miller May Join ‘American Sniper’ Opposite Bradley Cooper

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Sienna Miller American Sniper Movie Sienna Miller May Join American Sniper Opposite Bradley Cooper
After some fits and starts, Warner Bros.’ American Sniper has been steadily gaining momentum. The movie, which stars Bradley Cooper as the late Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, is set to begin filming next month and just added its lead actress.

According to The Wrap, Sienna Miller has joined the cast as Kyle’s wife. Miller beat out strong competition for the part, including Jaimie Alexander (Sif in Marvel’s Thor films). The Wrap notes that Kate Mara was also an early candidate for the role, but dropped out of consideration when she was cast in Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four.

If Miller’s casting sticks, it will be the latest in a string of high-profile projects for the British actress. She’s set to appear alongside Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum in Bennett Miller’s new drama Foxcatcher. Miller is also scheduled to star in Vince Vaughn’s upcoming comedy Business or Pleasure.

Bradley Cooper first picked up the rights to American Sniper back in 2012. At the time, there was talk that Cooper might re-team with director David O. Russell (American Hustle) for the film, but that never panned out. Eventually, Steven Spielberg jumped on the project, though he dropped out several months later over budget issues.

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Fortunately, since Clint Eastwood took over director duties on the project last summer, the project has been moving forward. Given his background as director of multiple critically-acclaimed war movies, including Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, Eastwood is a great fit to tell Kyle’s amazing story. (The fact that he consistently gets his movies done on time and under budget doesn’t hurt either.

During his time as a Navy SEAL sniper in Iraq, Kyle racked up 160 confirmed and 255 claimed kills, earning the nickname ‘The Devil of Ramadi’ from insurgents. Though he survived multiple injuries during his service, Kyle’s life ended violently last year when he was killed at a gun range in Texas by a fellow ex-Marine, who was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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As mentioned above, American Sniper begins filming next month. The film doesn’t yet have a release date, but we will have more information as it moves into production.

Source: The Wrap

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  1. Yes, I would give this one a watch.

  2. Wow, Clint is still going great guns after all these years. Love that guy. Hope the movie’s great too.

    • Clint truly is a living legend in the film industry. Him directing Cooper about an American hero…count me in!

  3. From what I read this “hero” was a heinous bigot, one of those retards that see the world through a seriously outdated model. Cross tattooed, hatred of Muslims,. Not to mention the punisher tag, the short cut sleeves and plenty of other things that feel like the guy was a fricking cowboy. May he rest in peace but I have my doubts about his contribution to the world. I hope Clint isn’t going to give him the hero treatment but rather show him as the illustration of American modern crusaders (and I don’t mean this as a compliment)

    • Rolling my eyes here, as are probably countless others.

      Your comments tell me everything about YOU that I need to know.

      • I dunno why you’d be rolling your eyes.

        I’ve never heard of the guy, nor do I know about his personal views on the world but this is one reason I don’t like biopics a lot of the time because they give a heroic portrayal of people they’re focusing on and don’t show the real human at the heart of the story.

        I’ve seen and heard of war heroes on both sides of the Atlantic who were outrageous bigots or really unpleasant people, as well as those were continued to be outstanding people, despite what they experienced on the battlefield (some people who fascinated me include my own great-grandfather, who was involved in the D-Day landings in Normandy as part of the British army and a good friend’s now retired US Navy Colonel, who makes the most amazing baked goods).

        It’s a definite “avoid” movie for me though because it’s based on a guy whose only claim to fame is killing the most insurgents during his time in Iraq and for me personally, while I’ve always been a supporter of the Iraq War (and tried to sign myself up for service during my final year of college when it all began but was turned away due to a personal health issue), making a big deal out of that and turning someone into a hero over a high kill count is completely and utterly morally incomprehensible and wrong on so many levels.

        It’s just weird how people on that side of the pond can ask why so many people die of gun-related deaths and what they can do to stop it but then complain about laws being drafted to (rightfully) take a lot of guns out of circulation and prevent them being bought by so many people and cheer on a guy who killed a lot of people as if he’s cured cancer or something else worthy of being remembered.

        • Rolling my eyes again, Dazz, as I often do with you. I shouldn’t find it surpising that you come to the aid of another commentator who uses the words “heinous bigot”, “retard”, and “American modern crusador” to describe someone with whom they disagree. That is the way of the left…to caricature, demonize, and stereotype.

  4. This sounds like the movie in Inglourious Basterds.

  5. Sienna Miller was born in New York City, USA? yeah I know she lived in the U.K.

  6. Jaimie Alexander is not strong competition.

  7. No such thing as an “ex-marine”. Once and always. And God bless you Jeff.