American Sniper’s Dad Threatened to ‘Unleash Hell’ on Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper

Hey, did you know there are other movies besides The Interview opening this Christmas?

Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, will hit select theaters on Thursday. And in an interview with the Daily Mail, Kyle’s father revealed the sharp warning he issued to the director and actor before they embarked on the film about his son.

“Disrespect my son and I’ll unleash hell on you,” Wayne Kyle said he told Eastwood and Cooper about his son, who was shot and killed on a gun range in Texas in 2013 after returning from Iraq. “They looked me in the eye and told me they would honor my son’s memory. That was good enough for me.”

“Both Mr. Eastwood and Mr. Cooper were men I could trust,” Kyle added. “They were very open and engaging and did not want to hide anything.”

Watch the harrowing American Sniper trailer below, via Warner Bros. Pictures:

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