Must Watch: Trailer for Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’
by Alex Billington
May 12, 2016
“Your story, Billy, no longer belongs to you.” Sony Pictures has unveiled the first official trailer for Ang Lee’s adaptation of the book Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which is an emotional story of a soldier recounting his days in the Iraq war. Ang Lee shot this in 120FPS and in 3D, but this trailer is only in 2D at regular framerates (because right now most people still hate HFR). Joe Alwyn stars as Billy Lynn, and the cast includes Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker and many others. As good as this looks, I have to say – I probably wouldn’t be that into this if it weren’t for Ang Lee, as I trust him quite a bit. Also – seeing Vin Diesel in this reminds me of Saving Private Ryan, in a good way.
Here’s the first official trailer fro Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, from YouTube:
An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq. Also starring Ben Platt, Tim Blake Nelson, Makenzie Leigh, Beau Knapp. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is directed by veteran Oscar-winning Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee, of Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Lust Caution, Taking Woodstock and Life of Pi previously. The screenplay is written by Jean-Christophe Castelli, adapted from Ben Fountain’s very popular novel of the same name. This was filmed at 120FPS in 3D, but we’re not sure of exact release plans. Sony Pictures will open Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in theaters everywhere starting November 11th, 2016 this fall.
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