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Bradley Cooper Signs Up for Navy SEAL Biopic: Anything Like 'Act of Valor'?

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May 25, 2012 | 6:50am EDT

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper has signed up for American Sniper, an adaptation of the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.

The film, in which Cooper will likely star, marks the first project for the actor's own production company, the Warner Bros.-backed 22nd & Indiana — and follows February's well-received Act of Valor in the burgeoning subgenre of SEAL-related films. Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming action drama Zero Dark Thirty also centers on the notoriously secretive (and proficient!) special operations force known as the SEALs.

Jason Dean Hall (Spread) is adapting the screenplay for Sniper, a New York Times bestseller about Kyle's transformation from a good ol' Texas boy to the sharpest shooter in American military history.

Cooper, meanwhile, was last seen in summer 2011's The Hangover Part II and will next appear in Hit and Run, out Aug. 24.

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