This biographical war drama is based on Chris Kyle's autobiography, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
Chris Kyle is an exceptionally talented man who decided that he needed more in life than just being a cowboy. So, in his 30s, he joined the Navy SEALs to make a difference by helping America in its fight against terrorism.
Becoming an ace Sniper he has more than 150 confirmed kills and is respected as one of America's greatest soldiers. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war.
Once he's back home, this extraordinary tale delves into how he struggles to manage his personal life in peaceful, urban America with his wife and kids.
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David O. Russell considered directing the project at one point but he ended up dropping out. Then Steven Spielberg was interested but he moved on as well. Read More