"He's really been working hard. He looks great. He's really taken on this character," said Close, who plays a Defense Intelligence Agency agent in the film. "He really takes this story personally and wants to do an honorable job for Chris' memory and for his family."
Bradley Cooper beefs up by 40 lbs for new film about Navy seal directed by Clint Eastwood pic.twitter.com/Psf7ING0CG— Vanity House Outlet (@vhoutlet) May 1, 2014
American Sniper is about a Navy SEAL who "recounts his military career, which includes more than 150 confirmed kills."
The film also stars Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes and Kyle Gallner and is expected in theaters sometime in 2015.
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