Want China Times
TriStar Pictures has slated Taiwan-born director Ang Lee’s wartime drama Billy Lynn’s Long
Halftime Walk for release on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, next year.
The film is an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s 2012 novel of the same name, which tells the story of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn and members of his squad who survived a battle in Iraq.
Lynn and his squad are brought back to the United States by the government to join a tour to rally support for the war, knowing that they will soon be sent back to the battlefield.
Lee is expected to cast newcomer Joe Alwyn as the title character. Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, Kristen Stewart and Steve Martin are also expected to star.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is Lee’s first film since the 2012 adventure drama Life of Pi, for which he won his second Oscar for best director.