After losing Steven Spielberg as director, Warners Bros. has acted quickly to find a director for "American Sniper" with Clint Eastwood in talks to helm the biopic starring Bradley Cooper.

Jason Hall penned the script for "Sniper" about a Navy SEAL recounting his military career that included more than 150 confirmed kills. Film is based on the book "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice.

Cooper's production company 22nd & Indiana Pictures and Andrew Lazar's Mad Chance Productions optioned rights to the book a year ago.

Eastwood is in production on the adaptation of "Jersey Boys" and would jump to "American Sniper" once the musical finishes filming.

He is repped by Leonard Hirshan.

Twitchfilm broke the news.


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