Kristen Stewart in Talks for Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

Kristen Stewart Talks Ang Lee's 'Billy
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Kristen Stewart is in talks to join the TriStar pic “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” directed by Ang Lee.

The cast includes Joe Alwyn as the title character and Garrett Hedlund.

Based on the Ben Fountain novel, “Billy Lynn” will be co-financed by Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group. Sony Pictures is handling worldwide distribution except for China, where Bona Film will release the film.

Most of the movie takes place during a Thanksgiving Day football game. Bravo Company and 19-year-old private Billy Lynn are part of the spectacular halftime show, as part of a promotional tour arranged by the U.S. government. The team’s heroic work in Iraq had become internationally known when captured by news cameras, and the film features flashbacks to the underlying events and the heroism of Lynn, who is facing an imminent return to the war.

Lee, who won a directing Oscar for his innovative work on “The Life of Pi,” will be using new technological and artistic methods in “Billy.” These include use of the Sony F65 camera shooting in native 3D, high resolution, and with an ultra-high frame rate to create a different cinematic syntax in service of the story. He wants to give audiences a better sense of  the heightened sensation that soldiers feel on the battlefield and on the home front.

Stewart is repped by Gersh.

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  1. Guest says:

    This young lady has a great filmography. She doesn’t attach her name to an uninteresting story so, I am sure this will be worth watching.

  2. Desiree says:

    The sister’s role is minor. The female leading is the cheerleader

  3. LVMedia says:

    Seriously, Alexander, I think you posted here by mistake – wasn’t that comment meant for Hollywood Life?

  4. Helga says:

    She has a lot of connections.

  5. Dan says:

    Channing Tatum got great reviews for Foxcatcher, and Stewart was great in Still Alice and Clouds of Sils Maria. She even won a Cesar for her supporting role in Sils Maria. Sometimes actors get better which is what happened with Tatum and Stewart in my opinion, and sometimes people let their perceptions of the actor themselves (like Channing being a dumb blockhead) color their perception of their actual acting.


  7. Terri says:

    Pretty cool! I haven’t read the novel but it sounds interesting. Go Kristen!

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