Watch: First Trailer for Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

Ang Lee‘s Iraq War Drama

Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Ang Lee‘s Iraq War drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and it doesn’t look half bad.

Based on the novel of the same name by Ben Fountain, the story follows a teenage soldier ( newcomer Joe Alwyn) who survives a battle in Iraq and then is brought home for a victory lap before returning, and the first trailer has landed today.

The cast includes Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. Shot in 120FPS and in 3D, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk will be released in November 11th (Veteran’s Day), so yes, this is going to be an Oscar contender. Watch the trailer after the jump.

Three-time Academy Award® 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.