Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk — Featurette


added: Wed, Oct 12th '16

By now, you would think two-time Academy-Award winning director Ang Lee is set in his ways. But the 61-year-old filmmaker proves he still has a boundless appetite for pushing the envelope and exploring the latest technology in film.

Following the award-winning drama "Life of Pi," Lee will be offering yet another 3D movie. But this time, it's an intimate military drama filmed in 4K with native 3D cameras and an ultra-high frame rate of 120 frames per second -- which should give moviegoers the ultimate immersive 3D experience.

Lee explains this process and his reason behind bringing Ben Fountain's critically acclaimed novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" to life in a newly-released featurette, watch it above.

Set during a single day, the upcoming film follows 19-year-old Iraq War veteran Billy Lynn (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn) as he returns home to participate in a football game's halftime show, all while reliving his traumatic experiences of combat in his mind.

Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, Makenzie Leigh, and Garrett Hedlund also star in the drama, which is due out on Veterans Day, November 11.

Director Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad -- contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions.


directed by   Ang Lee

starring   Joe Alwyn, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Makenzie Leigh, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund

release date   November 11, 2016

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