Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Drops Intense new Promo

The anticipation surrounding Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is intense. The film is based on the acclaimed novel by Ben Fountain, and centers on an Iraq War hero (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who returns to the United States with other members of his squad and is sent on a victory tour by the government. One major stop is a professional football game in Dallas, where the squad makes a guest appearance during the halftime show. 

The technology behind the production has already made headlines. The film was shot in 3D at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second (24 frames is the norm), creating an astonishing clarity never before seen on the big screen. This means the harrowing flashbacks to the Iraq war will be that much more of an immersive experience for audiences. Lee presented a short sequence from the film at the Future of Cinema Conference in Las Vegas this past April; the audiences were floored. When we spoke to Lee's longtime editor, Tim Squyres, he made it clear that the film will present the clearest images ever seen on screen.

Sony Pictures dropped this new promo, which gives us a better look at some of the sequences set during the war, which only heighten the intensity of Billy and his fellow troops waiting to walk out onto the field during halftime of the game. It seems very likely that Lee's film will leave audiences as alert and anxious as Billy looks at that game.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk hits theaters on November 11.


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