Clint Eastwood is reportedly in talks to replace Steven Spielberg as the director of slain Navy Seal hero Chris Kyle's life story American Sniper.

Spielberg quit the project earlier this month (Aug13) and insiders claim Eastwood has become the frontrunner to step in and take charge of the project, which will feature Bradley Cooper as Kyle.

American Sniper is an adaptation of Kyle's book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

Kyle was killed at a shooting range in February (13).