New trailer for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

by James White |
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While the initial reactions to both the technology used and the story itself have been a little mixed, there's still plenty of anticipation for Ang Lee's new film, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Check out the latest trailer below.

Lee has used ultra-high frame-rate shooting techniques for certain sequences, adapting and improving the methods to try and avoid the criticism lobbied at the last high-profile project to try upping the frame rate, Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.

Adapted by Jean-Christophe Castelli from Ben Fountain's 2012 book, the story follows the titular 19-year-old soldier (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn), who along with his squad has survived a tough battle in Iraq that made headlines and turned the troops into instant celebrities.

Shipped home for a promotional tour by the army, they’re scheduled to return to combat after the final engagement of the trip, a halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day American football game in Texas. As the game progresses, we see flashbacks to what Billy and his platoon endured in the heat of battle.

With an eclectic cast that includes Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Chris Tucker and Steve Martin, Lee's latest heads for US cinemas on 11 November and will be out in the UK on 6 January.

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