Ang Lee’s Iraq war drama slated for 2016 re­lease

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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