First Trailer for AMERICAN SNIPER

Take a look at the first trailer for American Sniper, the film based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's memoir which was a New York Times best-seller. Clint Eastwood directs and Bradley Cooper stars as Kyle. 

Kyle's memoir came out in 2012 and after reading it Cooper was passionate about bringing it to the screen. He pursued the rights and was able to have only one conversation with Kyle before the sniper was killed on Feb. 2 2013. 

From what we can tell, the film will be sure to be more of a character study than a war movie, as it follows Kyle from rodeo clown to the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, and finally back home. The film is slated to be released Christmas Day 2014, with a wider release in January.