Clint Eastwood has reportedly gotten the go-ahead to take over directing duties on "American Sniper" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Steven Spielberg was long attached to the project which stars Bradley Cooper as real life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
Spielberg pulled out earlier this month, as did Dreamworks, leaving the project entirely in the hands of Warners where Eastwood does his films.
No word on a production schedule as yet. Cooper is also slate to produce.