Two big question marks in this year’s Oscar race will be illuminated tomorrow. AFI Fest had been touting a “secret sneak peek” screening on Tuesday, November 11th as part of its festivities, and today they announced that the film will indeed be Clint Eastwood’s military drama American Sniper. While Eastwood’s been hit-and-miss as of late (more miss than hit, to be frank), American Sniper has been a passion project for star/producer Bradley Cooper, who plays Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who served four tours in Iraq and became the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. The excellent first trailer hinted that Eastwood might be digging into some of the larger issues surrounding Kyle’s reputation, and we’ll find out if it’s a return to form tomorrow night.
Additionally, the Martin Luther King Jr.-centric Civil Rights drama Selma was initially slated to screen half an hour of footage tomorrow, but after the overwhelmingly positive response to the debut trailer, the decision has been made to show the entire film. More on both American Sniper and Selma after the jump.