‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Videos: Ang Lee Talks Immersive Filmmaking

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk stars Joe Alwyn and Vin Diesel
Joe Alwyn and Vin Diesel star in ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ (Photo by Mary Cybulski © 2015 Columbia Pictures)

Oscar-winner Ang Lee shot Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 3D and is employing cutting edge technology in order to give the audience a completely immersive moviegoing experience. A new behind the scenes featurette has arrived delving into the technology, with director Lee, producers, and the cast discussing how the 3D and the 120 frames per second framerate will draw viewers into the story. Sony Pictures also unveiled a new video with J.J. Watt and Richard Sherman who will appear in the film as NFL players.

Based on the book by Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn‘s stars Joe Alwyn in the title role. Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin co-star in the much-anticipated drama. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk opens in theaters on November 11, 2016.

The Plot: 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, has been hailed as a hero and brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. 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 Iraq conflict with America’s celebration back home. In his film, Lee dramatizes war in a way truly never seen before.

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