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Second Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Trailer Astonishes

The second trailer for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk's second trailer reveals brand new footage from director Ang Lee's stunning new film, and perhaps cements the film as one of the most hotly anticipated in the upcoming Oscar season when it bows on November 11.

As you've probably heard by now, three time Academy Award winner Lee has filmed Billy Lynn 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. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn), a member of Bravo Squad who becomes a national hero after a terrifying battle in Iraq. Billy and his squad are brought home on temporary leave for a victory tour, and the film is told through flashbacks, finally culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game. You find out what actually happened to the squad, and the vicious realities of the Iraq war, against the perceptions of non-serving Americans.

“I am very excited to be going back to work and to be collaborating with my old friend Tom Rothman,” Lee said in a statement last fall. “The most important thing to me is storytelling and ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ is a story that immediately gripped me. I look forward to starting the creative process with this extraordinary team of collaborators.”

The film opens on November 11 and expands wide on November 18.

Featured image: Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) in TriStar Pictures’ BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK. Courtesy Sony Pictures.​

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