Xtreme Concepts was chosen to provide Technical Advisor services to “American Sniper,” a movie directed by Clint Eastwood and based on the life of the late Chris Kyle. A release date has not yet been set for “American Sniper.”

Kevin Lacz is a former member of Navy SEAL Team 3 and was a close friend of Chris Kyle, who is commonly referred to as “the most lethal sniper in American military history.” Before he was tragically killed, Kyle penned an autobiography called “American Sniper” detailing his transition from Texas rodeo cowboy to sniper. The upcoming film will star Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, The Hangover, Limitless) as Chris Kyle and Sienna Miller (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) as his wife, Taya Renae Kyle.

Lacz is Alabama’s connection to what has become one of the year’s most highly anticipated films. Now retired from the SEALs, Lacz currently works for Birmingham, Ala.-based defense contractor Xtreme Concepts.

He was initially tapped to be one of the movie’s technical advisors, tasked with showing the actors how it’s done in real life. Ultimately, he was asked to play himself on-screen in the film.

Since then, Lacz has been seen making the rounds in L.A. and hitting the red carpets with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.  (source)


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