Much of the lead up to the release of Ang Lee’s latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, has centred around the director’s decision to shoot the film at 120fps, in 3D using 4K cameras. Cinematographer John Toll worked with Lee to shoot the film in this complex way in order to better convey the awful realities of war, and in a few weeks we’ll know the result.

Starring Jon Alwyn in his first feature role, the film stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Jean-Christophe Castelli wrote the screenplay from  Ben Fountain’s debut novel, and the subject matter (a young army recruit returns home after a harrowing tour and struggles to reconnect with his family, and his country) is fertile ground for an impactful film. There’s a new trailer out today which gives us a fine idea of what’s to come.

The film is out in the States on the 11th of November and finds its way across the pond on the 6th of January 2017.

Here’s your new trailer,


Director Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel.

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, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. 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 war with America’s perceptions.

The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatise war in a way never seen before.