Ut ifra traileren å dømme ser det ut til at American Sniper blir et klassisk møte mellom tårevått familiedrama og neglebitende krigsfilm – ikke helt ulikt Kathryn Bigelows Oscar-belønnede The Hurt Locker. American Sniper får begrenset kinolansering 1. juledag i USA – med verdenspremiere 16. januar – hvilket indikerer at filmen melder seg på Oscar-kappløpet.
Den offisielle beskrivelsen av American Sniper lyder slik:
From director Clint Eastwood comes American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.
He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
American Sniper blir å se på norske kinoer fra og med 16. januar. Se den ferske traileren og et knippe frysbilder under.