Sony released a still of the eagerly anticipated (definition: any movie directed by Ang Lee) film based on the bestselling novel. Kristen Stewart stars in the film, alongside Joe Alwyn. Stewart is all the talk at Cannes today, having turned in another knockout performance in Woody Allen’s latest, Cafe Society. Jean-Christophe Castello adapted the Ben Fountain novel, John Toll does the cinematography.
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.