Here’s the Final ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Trailer
TriStar Pictures has released the final trailer for Ang Lee’s Oscar-contending war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, shot at 120 frames-per-second with 4K HD clarity.
A sort of coming of age movie, based on the 2012 book of the same name by Ben Fountain, follows a 19-year-old veteran (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn) as he spends the day preparing to appear at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game. Through flashbacks, we learn about what really happened during his squad’s harrowing Iraq War battle.
Also starring Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, and Steve Martin, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk opens in select theaters on November 11th and goes wide on November 18th. Check out the new official U.S. trailer below.
No doubt, Lee is a rare filmmaker that brings something new to the table in every film he makes. Sadly, this looks too much like “Horray for America” type film.
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. 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.