Clint Eastwood has consistently directed films over the past couple of decades, but to somewhat varying degrees of quality. While Jersey Boys, J Edgar and Hereafter may have been average at best, his latest looks to have the legendary Hollywood icon back on form.

Bradley Cooper put on some serious beef to play Chris Kyle, who was one of the most lethal snipers in American military history. The film is based on his memoirs.

Per the official synopsis:

From director Clint Eastwood comes "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than 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 (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

A very unusual trailer for an Eastwood joint, Cooper is said to be good enough to warrant another Oscar nod.

We'll see this one early 2015