Sienna Miller to star in American Sniper

Sienna Miller is set to star opposite Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie 'American Sniper'

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Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'.

The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, according to The Wrap.com.

Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as was Kate Mara, 31, before she was snapped up for 'Fantastic Four'.

Meanwhile, Cooper, 39, will star as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the film, which will follow the story of the expert marksman, who was killed by a discharged war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress.

The film will be adapted from Kyle's book, 'American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In US Military History'.

It is not yet known who Miller will play, but is is believed she's landed the role of Kyle's wife, who is left to handle their family home while her husband is away abroad.

Shooting for 'American Sniper' is set to kick off in April.

Meanwhile, Miller will next be seen in the upcoming 'Foxcatcher', which will see her play Nancy Schultz, and 'Mississippi Grind', which also stars Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn.

American Sniper

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 134 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman
  • UK release: 16 January 2015

Eastwood, noted for his kinship with the common soldier, is the ideal director for this true-life drama based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Cooper). Cooper continues to be impressive but the film unravels when it shows Kyle's home life, failing to engage with either marital or wider political issues.

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