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Steven Spielberg set to direct 'American Sniper' film

Three months after "American Sniper" Chris Kyle was tragically shot and killed at a shooting range in Texas, Hollywood is preparing to memorialize his life and legacy as the most lethal sniper in American history.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, blockbuster director Steven Spielberg is set to lead the project, an adaptation of Kyle's book, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

In addition, Hangover star Bradley Cooper is slated to portray Kyle in the film.

Actor Bradley Cooper (R) and Chris Kyle (L) (Image: Weinstein Group/NBC via ScreenCrush)

The untitled film project is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2014.

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