AMERICAN SNIPER Trailer: Bradley Cooper Is the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

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Warner Bros. has released the first American Sniper trailer for director Clint Eastwood’s upcoming drama.  Based on a true story, the film stars Bradley Cooper as U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who served four tours in Iraq and quickly became the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.  His reputation crossed 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.  While most of my interest in this film dropped when Eastwood replaced Steven Spielberg as director, I have to admit that this trailer is mighty impressive.  It captures the essence of Kyle’s role in the military, the toll it took on him personally, and his family life all within the context of a single clip.  Cooper has been passionate about this project for years and is a producer on the film, so maybe his enthusiasm for the material lit a spark in Eastwood for this particular film.  And are those primary colors I spot in the aesthetic here?

Hit the jump to watch the first American Sniper trailer and to check out the first poster.  The film also stars Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahban, and Keir O’DonnellAmerican Sniper opens in limited release on December 25th.

TV Casting Call: Ving Rhames Signs on for CHELSEA GENERAL, Stephen Root Joins BOARDWALK EMPIRE, HOMELAND Adds Two Series Regulars

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We’ve got a couple more TV casting stories to share with you today. First up, casting for David E. Kelley’s (The Practice) new medical pilot Chelsea General is moving quickly. Just yesterday Alfred Molina signed on to star in the series which centers on “the lives of five surgeons as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings,” and now Ving Rhames has been added to the cast. Deadline reports that Rhames will play “a physically imposing former professional football player who now is the most celebrated trauma chief in the country.”

Additionally, Stephen Root has signed on for the impending third season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The Live Feed reports that Root is set for a recurring role as “a forger, swindler, and murder suspect who became a Special Investigator for the US Department of Justice.” No word on whether or not his character has the potential to become a regular. Hit the jump for news concerning two recurring characters being promoted to series regulars on Showtime’s Homeland.

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