“50 Shades of Grey” actor Luke Grimes and “Dear White People” star Kyle Gallner are both in negotiations to star alongside Bradley Cooper in the upcoming army drama, “American Sniper,” report Variety and The Wrap, respectively.
The film is based on the story of Chris Kyle (Cooper), a Texas native who becomes a Navy Seal Chief with the highest number of sniper kills in U.S. military history. Grimes is set to play Marc Lee, a fellow Navy Seal alongside Kyle, while Gallner will play a sniper who earns the nickname “Goat” after his first kill ends up being a goat. Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardrict also star.
The script was written by Jason Hall, along with Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz and Andrew Lazar. Eastwood is set to direct and Cooper will produce as well as star.
Grimes is known for his recurring role in the vampiric series “True Blood” as well as just wrapping filming for “50 Shades of Grey” as Grey’s brother. Gallner starred in the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake with Rooney Mara and YA adaptation “Beautiful Creatures.”