Jake McDorman is a face many will recognise from the likes of Greek, the US Shameless and Live Free Or Die Hard, often seeming like he was about to break big but not yet getting there. Now he’s in talks for a big role, as he may join Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, starring alongside Bradley Cooper, Cory Hardrict and Sienna Miller are also attached.
The action movie is based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Cooper), 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).
If he signs on, McDorman will be Ryan ‘Biggles’ Job, who was the sniper’s colleague during his time in the military. Several real Navy SEALS are also expected to co-star in the film, including Kyle’s really life friend, Kevin ‘Dauber’ Lacz.
Clint Eastwood is directing from a script provided by Jason Hall. Filming will start next month in Morocco.