Clint Eastwood at the 'Trouble With The Curve' Premiere on September 19, 2012JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

If a legendary director bows out of your movie, just replace him with another one!

That's what Warner Bros. is looking to do with "American Sniper," its biopic about a Navy SEAL marksman. Variety reports that Clint Eastwood is in talks to take on the movie after Steven Spielberg dropped out earlier this month.

"American Sniper" tells the true story of Chris Kyle, a decorated Navy SEAL and expert marksman who holds the military record for the most sniper kills. Bradley Cooper is on board to produce and star as Kyle.

Eastwood and Spielberg, both iconic directors, share many connections. Spielberg has produced several of Eastwood's films, including "Flags of our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima."

"American Sniper" likely won't start filming until next year, after Eastwood wraps his movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys."

[via Variety]

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