Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Two-time Academy AwardA winner 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. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before. Lee directed and produced the film, from a screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli and based on the novel by Ben Fountain. Marc Platt, Rhodri Thomas, and Stephen Cornwell are also producers.
Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, Steve Martin, Beau Knapp, Benjamin Platt, Arturo Castro, Tim Blake Nelson, Mason Lee, Astro, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Barney Harris, Makenzie Leigh, Bruce McKinnon, Deirdre Lovejoy, Laura Lundy Wheale, Allen Daniel, Randy Gonzalez, Tommy McNulty, Markina Brown, Eric Kan, Dana Barrett, Richard Sherman, J.J. Watt, Matthew Barnes, Kristin Erickson, Genevieve Adams, David Ramsey, Holly Morris, Alan Gilmer, Bo Mitchell, Brandin Jenkins, Cooper Andrews, Tatom Pender, Antonio Albadran, Badia Obaid, Mansour Badri, Azim Rizk, Zaydun Khalaf, Gregory Alan Williams