Remember when we told you that Steven Spielberg would be directing Bradley Cooper in a film adaptation of American Sniper? Right. Scratch that, because now, apparently, Clint Eastwood will be the one directing Cooper in the film, after Spielberg left the project because he "couldn’t square his vision of this movie with the budget."
According to Twitch, Eastwood has "gotten the nod" to step in as director of the project, which is based on late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's autobiography, American Sniper. Cooper is still attached to portray Kyle, and will likely stay on the film even with Eastwood coming in, because he's set to produce the project as well.
Nothing is official yet, of course, so the director choice could very well still change before production begins.
Chris Kyle, who before his death was named the most lethal sniper in American history, was tragically shot and killed earlier this year by a fellow war veteran suffering from PTSD. His autobiography detailed how exactly Kyle came to hold the record for the highest number of sniper kills by an American, and it topped the New York Times bestseller list when it was released in 2012. The film adaptation is set to follow Kyle's ten year career as a sniper, and the strain it put on his family life back home.