In the Trailer for Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, War Is Hell, and So Are Football Games


Hollywood, we need to have a talk. Ang Lee's take on the Iraq War looks pretty cool. It was shot in 3D and 120 fps, which might just make the horror of war, and the accompanying disassociation from life at home, all the more palpable. But what is this saccharine choir cover of "Heroes"? That is not going to fly. Anyway, Billy Lynn stars Joe Alwyn as Lynn, an American soldier home from Iraq on a victory tour. It's based on Ben Fountain's 2012 novel. Kristen Stewart also stars as Billy's sister, while Garrett Hedlund, Chris Tucker, Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin fill out the rest of the cast. Good cast, good director, weird trailer. The movie comes out on November 11. Let's hope this is a Social Network situation.