CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

Spielberg Pulls Out Of Chris Kyle Biopic

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

454116976 Spielberg Pulls Out Of Chris Kyle BiopicKe$sha's Scandalous Pre-VMA Selfie

452359772 10 Spielberg Pulls Out Of Chris Kyle BiopicBikini Model Pictures

 alt=New Survivor Cast Photos

453947324 Spielberg Pulls Out Of Chris Kyle BiopicIce Bucket Challenge Fail

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

cowb thumb Spielberg Pulls Out Of Chris Kyle BiopicCowboys Cheerleaders

Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history, served as a Navy SEAL for eight years before stepping down to focus on his wife and children. (Credit: Daniel Penz, KTVT)

Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history, served as a Navy SEAL for eight years before stepping down to focus on his wife and children. (credit: Daniel Penz/KTVT)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steven Spielberg is no longer planning to direct “American Sniper.”

Publicist Marvin Levy confirmed Tuesday that Spielberg won’t helm the adaptation of Chris Kyle’s best-selling autobiography as announced in May.

Bradley Cooper is set to play the former Navy SEAL sniper, who was killed along with a friend earlier this year while at a North Texas gun range. A 25-year-old former Marine and Iraq war veteran was indicted for the killings last month.

Kyle is considered the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. At the time of his death, he was working on another book, “American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms.”

Spielberg has yet to announce his follow up to “Lincoln,” which was nominated for 12 Oscars and won two: Production design and actor (Daniel Day-Lewis).

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: