Reality intervened during making of ‘American Sniper’

January 14, 2015 5:14 AM

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Jason Hall had just turned in his first draft of a script about Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Bradley Cooper, who was producing Hall’s script and had agreed to star, was at a screening of “Silver Linings Playbook” for a group of veterans in Washington.

Kyle himself, still acclimating to life in Midlothian, Texas, after his fourth and final Iraq war tour, had just texted Hall an LOL in response to a raunchy joke.

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