Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker have joined the cast of Ang Lee’s upcoming film adaptation of Ben Fountain’s acclaimed novel “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” at TriStar Pictures.
Shot in native 3D and 4K, and aiming to be filmed at a high frame rate, the film unfolds in real time during the course of a football game (though does contain flashbacks). Joe Alwyn plays a 19-year-old private who survives a harrowing Iraq battle that is captured by news cameras.
His team are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating in the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game. Unbeknownst to all, there is turmoil as the group faces an imminent return to the war.
Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart also star in the film which Lee, Marc Platt, Stephen Cornwell, Rhodri Thomas and Simon Cornwell are producing. Filming begins this month.