Casting : Miller, Edgerton, Nyong’o, Hinds

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Sienna Miller is joining Bradley Cooper in Chris Kyle biopic “American Sniper” for director Clint Eastwood, says The Wrap. The “Alfie” actress would play Kyle’s wife.

He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “The Devil” by the enemies he hunted and “The Legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States Military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more then 150 of Kyle’s kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him Al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned a legendary status among his fellow SEALS, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, who he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraodinary battlefield experiences of all time.

A native Texan who learned to shoot on childhood hunting trips with his father, Kyle was a champion saddle-bronc rider prior to joining the Navy. After 9/11, he was thrust into the front lines of the War of Terror, and soon found his calling as a world-class sniper who performed best under fire. In Fallujah, where he recorded a personal-record 2,100-yard kill shot, Kyle braved heavy fire to rescue a group of Marines trapped on the street; in Ramadi, he stared down insurgents with his pistol in close combat. Kyle talks honestly about the pain of war-of twice being shot and experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends.

Joel Edgerton (“Warrior”) is set to join Robert Pattinson in Anton Corbijn’s “Life”, according to Variety. The movie, also starring Dane DeHaan, tells of the relationship between James Dean and photographer Dennis Stock. Edgerton would play John Morris, Scott’s editor.

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years A Slave”) is being eyed for a role in JJ Abrams’ “Star Wars Episode VII”, according to Latino Review. It’s not known whether the actress would be playing a rebel, sith… or Boba Fett’s space-ship ‘Slave One’ (sorry!). In all seriousness, her role doesn’t seem to be tied to any of the characters from the original series.

“Rome” alum Ciaran Hinds is joining Rupert Friend for Fox’s ‘Hitman’ reboot, says THR. In “Agent 47″, Hinds’ character is involved in “a pivotal event involving a scientist.” Zachary Quinto and Thomas Kretschmann also feature in the movie.