Hollywood pounces on Kyle story

| February 8, 2013

So this Bradley Cooper guy, who I recognize but don’t remember, thinks that the Chris Kyle story is compelling, but not for the reasons that you and I think it’s compelling, but rather for the typical Hollywood bullshit. According to his interview with Inside Movies, by way of Breitbart;

“The first draft was coming in this week, and Thursday I was at Walter Reed hospital meeting with veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder, among many other ailments; and then all of a sudden I hear this thing and I just can’t believe it. This man has two children, and he is an advocate for putting guns back in veterans’ hands, as a way of therapy.”

Cooper went on to discuss what he had heard, citing news reports that claim Kyle took Eddie Ray Routh, who suffers from PTSD, to a shooting range in Texas to help him, where Routh then allegedly shot and killed Kyle as well as Chad Littlefield, Kyle’s friend.

“His story first of all really needs to be told, and it’s also relevant on two fronts: gun control and the need to address the many soldiers who are coming back with PTSD. Medicine has evolved to such a state — soldiers are coming back and they’re going to assimilate into the culture and if we don’t address the mental state along with the physical state it’s going to be a problem.”

Yeah, so this Hollywood guy has diagnosed Routh with PTS from all way across the country. Or maybe he’s just jumping to the conclusions that the media wants us all to jump to. And why would that story be a movie about gun control, unless Cooper is planning on working against the very thing that Chris Kyle was working toward?

It seems to me that the Chris Kyle story is more about the events that led to his enlistment, his participation in the war, and the reasons that he left the service rather than the final moments of his life.

Knee-jerk Hollywood bullshit.

Thanks to David and SGT K for the links.

Category: Hollywood shitbags

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  1. DaveO says:

    I heard Chris Kyle will be played by Jonah Hill, and Routh by Courtney Stoddard’s husband.

  2. YatYas says:

    Can the family sue to stop production if they try to turn Kyle’s story into some type of gun control propaganda?

  3. ComancheDoc says:

    Im with #2 and ill add yet another hollywood peice not worth paying -what little money im allowed to keep- to see.

  4. Tman says:


  5. B Woodman says:

    I hope Kyle’s wife says, “NO!”, long, loud, often, and publicly.
    Cooper, what a douche.

  6. Common Sense says:

    Chris Kyle recently sold the rights for a movie from his book American Sniper. Hopefully, those folks will do it justice.

    I’m re-reading the book in his honor, it’s just heartbreaking. I still can’t believe what happened.

  7. Green Thumb says:

    Was not this Cooper tool in the “A” Team?

  8. Common Sense says:

    Ugh. I see now that it was Bradley Cooper’s company that purchased the rights. I sure hope Chris Kyle had some kind of review control built in.

  9. PALADIN says:

    Total F’ing turd, all he’s interested in is making a buck off the death of Chief Kyle , and furthering their damn agenda of controling everyone from cradle to grave. Assholes !

    Dogshit is a higher form of life than a damn Liberal.

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    Cooper was in the “A-Team” movie. He has a so-so ‘career’ in movies like “The Hangover”. His IMDB profile says he was in “Changing Lanes” but I do not remember seeing him in that.

    This seems like ‘seize the moment’ (not carpe diem – seize the day) on his part and like all actors, he seems more ego-driven than anything else. The possibility of getting any real understanding of what triggers the kind of thing that Routh did will be completely ignored by this silly man. If he wanted to do a movie about a descent into madness in which a trusted companion destroys everyone around him, that might be interesting, even though it’s been done before, as in the Scottish play/Old Harry (I never use the real title on that one), but in this case, he wants to focus on the wrong thing.
    The thing about ‘selling’ the rights to something is that it is not a given that a movie will ever be made from the story. You don’t actually sell the rights, you sell the screen option, which gives someone a year to begin production of a movie. It’s a contract with an expiration date.

    Note Cooper’s statement in the interview: “how we can speed up the process and really try to make this movie”. This means he may not have funding secured to start production at all. The ‘first draft’ statement says it’s under review. He might be able to hustle it on through before the screen option expires but production of any movie takes real-world time, and even if Cooper somehow manages to shove this onto the production fast track to start shooting, post-production processes include editing, effects, securing distribution, etc. all of which delay getting it out on a timely basis. “Timely” means before interest dies. Delays can really put a damper on “timely”.

    I don’t care what Cooper’s personal agenda is. Hollywood the Industry has its own agenda and schedule. This doesn’t have the Tom Hanks or Gary Sinise glamour attached to it (not knocking Gary or Tom). To be successful, a movie has to bring in a dollar volume that is 300% (3 times) the cost of production. I don’t see that with this one or other movies like it, even if it does go into production. And yeah, it can be stigmatized as a ‘vulture’ movie, meaning capitalizing on the event.

    Here’s the comparison: I sat through the entire G4 production of “Bomb Patrol Afghanistan”, which documented real-time events of a Navy EOD team clearing roads of IEDs in Afghanistan. It was a very low-cost production by an embedded crew. (“Hurt Locker” on TV did not look remotely real after seeing the real thing.) “Hurt Locker” cost $11 million to make and had a gross of $49,230,772 worldwide, of which only $14 million was in the US. Financially, it was a success, but it was decidedly not a blockbuster.

    “The Hobbit – Pt. 1” is not doing as well as the LOTR movies and the remaining two movies were an unnecessary cost for a single-volume book.

    Hollywood looks for and wants blockbusters like “The Blair Witch Project” which cost $60,000 to shoot and grossed $248,639,099 world wide.

    Let go of your personal annoyance at this leap onto the carcass of Chris Kyle’s life for a moment and answer this question: Realistically, do any of you see that in this possible movie?

    I don’t.

  11. thebronze says:

    What a c@nt.

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    Troll alert! Troll alert!

  13. Old Trooper says:

    Hollyweird types always think that their “research” for movies makes them an instant expert on whatever topic they are getting ready to play in a movie or make a movie about (see Matt Damon and fracking). Unfortunately, they skim the surface and think that’s all they need. Cooper says he was at WR meeting with Vets that have PTS and I’m sure he will use that as justification for his vast knowledge of the subject in order to then put it in his movie and lecture the rest of us about it and gun control, which, as Dan Bongino says, is actually people control.