'American Sniper' to Get Domestic Imax Release

'American Sniper'

Clint Eastwood's Navy SEAL feature starring Bradley Cooper has been collecting awards buzz — just not from the HFPA.

The Clint Eastwood war film has been digitally supersized as it eyes more award-season buzz

Bradley Cooper is set to get a bigger sharpshooting target when Imax digitally supersizes American Sniper for a Jan. 16 release on its domestic screens.

That's the same day Warner Bros. Pictures' expands American Sniper nationwide from a limited release. The distribution deal with Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures marks the first collaboration for Imax with American Sniper director Clint Eastwood.

"Mr. Eastwood has created an incredibly intense and emotional film that deserves to be experienced in the most breathtaking way," said Dan Fellman, president domestic distribution at Warner Bros. in a statement on Thursday. Eastwood's war drama, which is drumming up award-season buzz, sees Cooper play real-life Navy SEAL and battlefield marksman Chris Kyle.

See more 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle Featurette

Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes and Sammy Sheik also star. Eastwood directed the film from a screenplay by Jason Hall that is based on the book by Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Cooper and Peter Morgan.

Tim Moore, Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steve Mnuchin and Bruce Berman share the executive producer credits.