The film, which hits theaters in a limited release on December 25 with plans to expand everywhere on January 16, stars Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Sienna Miller (Stardust, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and tells the true story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. There was much more to him, however, than just his skill as a sharpshooter.
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.