Ang Lee’s Iraq war drama slated for 2016 release
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, 2016.
The film is an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s 2012 novel of the same name. It is 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, while knowing that they will soon be sent back to the battlefield.
Lee is expected to cast new- comer Joe Alwyn as the title character. Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, Kristen Stewart and Steve Martin are also expected to star in the film.
“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.