Authentic and revealing, this biographical war drama traces the exploits of a young Texan cowboy who enlists to become a Navy SEAL, highlighting his exceptional military career and his struggle to adjust to family life back home.
This biographical war drama is based on Chris Kyle's autobiography, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
Chris Kyle is an exceptionally talented man who decided that he needed more in life than just being a cowboy. So, in his 30s, he joined the Navy SEALs to make a difference by helping America in its fight against terrorism.
Becoming an ace Sniper he has more than 150 confirmed kills and is respected as one of America's greatest soldiers. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war. Despite his kills, he agonises over all the men he was unable to save.
Once he's back home, this extraordinary tale delves into how he struggles to manage his personal life in peaceful, urban America with his wife and kids. How will he adapt to life as a civilian? What will the future hold in store for him?
Did you know? Jaimie Alexander, Kate Mara and Evangeline Lilly were considered to play Taya Kyle before Sienna Miller was cast. Mara chose to do The Fantastic Four (2015) and Lilly Ant-Man (2015). Read More
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