American Sniper's gory ending was cut for sake of Chris Kyle's widow

  • PTI, New York
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2015 14:29 IST

The Hollywood honchos behind American Sniper omitted a final scene that would have depicted Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's gory death after the soldier's widow urged them to leave it out, the film's writer revealed.

Screenwriter Jason Hall said he wrote five scenarios on how to approach the scene, but the team eventually decided not to use them following a request by Taya, Kyles' widow. reported the New York Daily News.

"Five days after Chris was murdered, (Taya) called and said, 'This is going to be how my children remember their father, so I want you to get right'," Hall said.

"In the end, I think we felt that this was a film about Chris' life and not about his death. We also wanted to be careful not to glorify the guy who did it," Hall added.

American Sniper tells the story of Kyle who was claimed to be the most lethal sniper in the US military history. He died in February 2013 after he and a friend were shot by a troubled veteran. The trial is still underway.

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