'American Sniper' Stars, Writer Went Beyond Chris Kyle's Book

December 19, 2014 2:55 AM

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'American Sniper' Stars, Writer Went Beyond Chris Kyle's Book

Bradley Cooper's new film American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood, is both based on the autobiography of the same name by accomplished marksman Chris Kyle (and co-authors Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice) and parts of Kyle's life not included in the book.

Screenwriter Jason Hall began scripting the film while Kyle, who was killed at a shooting range in February 2013, was still alive, and before Kyle wrote the book. Hall said he tried to incorporate "the other side" of the book's late subject into the movie — specifically who Kyle was outside of war.

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