AFI Fest has revealed that Clint Eastwood‘s war movie “American Sniper” will be its Secret Screening on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The film, which starsBradley Cooper as decorated sniper Chris Kyle, makes its world premiere at the festival, which is being presented by Audi.
The showing will be the first public screening for “American Sniper,” which opens Christmas Day through Warner Bros.
“Clint Eastwood is an American icon,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “His are stories that stand the test of time, and we are proud and honored to unveil his latest masterpiece.”
Cooper stars as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with the nickname “Legend” and 160 confirmed kills. Upon returning to his
wife and kids after four tours of duty in Iraq, he finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
Kyle was murdered at a shooting range in Texas last year.
Jason Hall wrote “American Sniper,” based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice. The film was produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooperand Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Hall, Sheroum Kim and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.
Jake McDorman and Luke Grimes co-star alongside Navid Negahban, Keir O'Donnell and Kyle Gallner.