Warner Bros. has released a couple of new American Sniper images from director Clint Eastwood’s military drama. Bradley Cooper plays U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who served four tours of duty in Iraq and quickly became the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. His reputation extended across enemy lines, making him a prime target for the insurgency, and when he returned home to his wife and kids he struggled to leave the war behind. The film premiered at AFI Fest last night, and depending on who you talk to it’s either great or just merely OK. Most seemed to agree, however, that it’s Eastwood’s best work in years and that Cooper delivers an incredibly impressive performance. My hope is that Eastwood’s scope transcends the simple task of Kyle’s duty in the line of fire and delves into some of the morally grey areas that the excellent trailer hints towards.
Check out the new American Sniper images after the jump. The film also stars Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahban, and Keir O’Donnell. American Sniper opens in limited release on December 25th.