This movie about an Iraq War troop based on an acclaimed book is a surefire Oscar contender
It’s never too early to start up Oscar talk, and after watching the trailer for “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” you’ll know what I mean.
Director Ang Lee’s (“Life of Pi,” “Brokeback Mountain”) latest movie looks at the victory tour of 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn after an intense tour in Iraq. The film shows what really happened over there through flashbacks and contrasts that with the perception of Billy and his squad back home.
It’s based on the universally praised 2012 novel of the same name by Ben Fountain, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. For that and Ang Lee’s name alone, it’s sure to get a lot of attention.
Shot in 3D, the movie is certain to be visually stunning. But it also looks like it has the emotional weight to carry it to award season.
The film stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, and newcomer Joe Alwyn as Billy Lynn.
Watch the trailer below. The movie opens in November.
THE MIGHTY SURVEY GIVE-AWAY
We want to hear your thoughts. Complete our survey for a chance to win 1 of 5 gaming consoles
- 14,995 nukes: All the nations armed with nuclear weapons and how many they have
- Trump promised 'fire and fury' for North Korea if it continued threats — hours later, they threatened strikes on Guam
- 'Trump is not helping the situation': Lawmakers throw cold water on Trump's fiery warning to North Korea
- The US military is getting closer to deploying lasers and rail guns — here's how they might be used
- North Korea says it's seriously considering a missile strike on US military in Guam
- Sebastian Gorka made an odd analogy to defend the term 'radical Islamic terrorism'
Follow @BusinessInsider on Twitter .