an After the success of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg has chosen his next movie and decided that he’s going to team up with actor Bradley Cooper for American Sniper, according to THR.
The action movie is based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a Texas native who racked up the most confirmed sniper kills of anyone in US military history. Tragically though, he was killed by a fellow veteran at a shooting range last February (it’s not clear if that will be included in the movie).
Jason Dean Hall (Spread, Paranoia), is writing the screenplay. Shooting is tentatively scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2014. Spielberg was previously going to make Robopocalypse as his next film, but that film was put on hold by DreamWorks in January.
That’s not the only movie Cooper has signed up for though, as Deadline says he’ll star in Chef, which John Wells (August: Osage County) is closing a deal to direct. Derek Cianfrance was previously attached to helm, but he is no longer involved.
Cooper will play Adam Jones, a chef in Paris who ruins his reputation because of an addiction to controlled substances. He sobers up and returns to the City of Lights, determined to create the greatest restaurant in the world, with the goal of receiving three Michelin stars. Omar Sy co-stars. The film will shoot next year.