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Tim Blake Nelson Joins Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

3 May 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ang Lee has quite the ensemble for his latest, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk already, and he’s not finished constructing the roster. With Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Joe Alwyn, Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker all aboard, Tim Blake Nelson is the latest addition.Adapted by Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy from Ben Fountain's novel, Billy Lynn follows the titular 19-year-old soldier (Alwyn), who along with his squad has survived a tough battle in Iraq that made headlines and turned the troops into instant celebrities.Shipped home for a promotional tour by the army, they’re scheduled to return to combat after the final engagement of the trip, a halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day American football game in Texas. As the game progresses, we see flashbacks to what Billy and his platoon endured in the heat of battle. Nelson is filling the role of Wayne Foster for the film, »

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Ang Lee Shooting ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ at 120 Frames Per Second, in 3D

22 April 2015 7:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ang Lee is shooting all of military drama “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk” at the ultra-high frame rate of 120 frames per second and in 3D.

Lee discussed the film — his first since he won an Oscar for directing “Life of Pi” — as part of Sony’s CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday in a special video message from the set in Georgia. He said it will be the first film ever shot entirely at the 120 frames per second rate, which is aimed at immersing viewers in modern-day military combat that soldiers experience.

Sony executives have been touting the notion that they are pushing ahead on the technical front in filming. Lee had previously announced that he is using the Sony F65 camera and shooting at the ultra-high frame rate — more than twice the rate at which Peter Jackson shot the last two Hobbit films.

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- Dave McNary

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Ice Cube Gives a Shout Out for Bringing ‘Friday’ Back (Video)

21 April 2015 3:15 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Friday,” the cult classic about a day in the life of unemployed slackers Craig and Smokey, returned to theaters Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of the film’s April 1995 release. The stoner comedy played in select theaters around the country on 4/20 — national weed day — as part of a one night only special event courtesy of Fathom Events, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Also Read: 11 Best Lines From Ice Cube's 'Friday' in Honor of Movie's 20th Anniversary (Video) Ice Cube, who produced, co-wrote and starred in the film alongside Chris Tucker recently sat down with TheWrap to »

- Wrap Staff

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11 Best Lines From Ice Cube’s ‘Friday’ in Honor of Movie’s 20th Anniversary (Video)

20 April 2015 2:43 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

To mark the 20th anniversary of the April 1995 release of “Friday,” the cult classic about a day in the life of unemployed slackers Craig and Smokey, is returning to theaters on Monday, April 20. In case you were wondering why it’s playing on a Monday instead of Friday, 4/20 is national weed day. It’s a fitting tribute to the stoner flick starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Paula Jai Parker, Angela Means and the late Bernie Mac. Fathom Events is showing F. Gary Gray‘s Director’s Cut in select theaters around the country at 7:30 p. »

- Anita Bennett and Lia Haberman

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'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Gets November 2016 Release

18 April 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk has been given a November 11, 2016 release date from TriStar Pictures, which puts the military drama in theaters for Veterans Day. Based on the acclaimed novel by Ben Fountain, the movie will be a groundbreaking, cinematic event and stars Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Ben Platt, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker and Joe Alwyn. Director Ang Lee plans to redefine the possibilities of cinema with the film, engaging the audience with an advanced cinematic experience.

Ang Lee will use state-of-the-art Sony cameras while shooting Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, utilizing native 3D and high resolution. He will also make history with a frame rate that seemed impossible just months ago. Ang Lee hopes to create a new way for audiences to experience drama with the heightened sensation a soldier would really feel on the battlefield and on the home front.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk tells »

- MovieWeb

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Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Set for Veterans Day 2016

17 April 2015 6:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TriStar Pictures has slated Ang Lee’s military drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” for release on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016.

The “Life of Pi” director has tapped newcomer Joe Alwyn to star in the title role in the film, which is based on the Ben Fountain novel. Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker and Garrett Hedlund round out the cast.

Billy Lynn” will be co-financed by Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group and Film 4.

The story centers on 19-year-old private Billy Lynn and his company, who survive a harrowing battle that’s captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game — while facing an imminent return to the war.

The film is the first to be dated for Nov. 11, 2016.

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- Dave McNary

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TriStar Slates Ang Lee’s ‘Halftime Walk’ For Late 2016

17 April 2015 4:34 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

TriStar Pictures has slated the wartime drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, from director Ang Lee, for release on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. The studio previously had the spot held for Sinister Six but moved that superhero film off the date. Billy Lynn has that weekend to itself for now. The 3D film is based on the best-selling Ben Fountain novel and stars Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, newcomer Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart. It follows… »

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A Fourth "Friday" Film Could Happen

17 April 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Still one of Ice Cube's most recognisable screen works has been his "Friday" comedy franchise which began in 1995 and was last seen with 2002's third film "Friday After Next".

Recently Cube spoke with The Wrap and says many of the cast members of the previous films want to proceed with another one which distributor New Line Cinema has recently been considering:

"That's my dream. I think all the parties involved, all the people that's been in the franchise, people from the first one to the third one, want to do another one. We might have to call it 'Last Friday' because it might end up being the last one."

One thing in the way though is some legal rights issues with Cube saying it's up to the studios to work it out and step up:

"It's really up to the movie companies to step up. When they see stuff like this, »

- Garth Franklin

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'Friday 4': Everyone Wants to Return Says Ice Cube

16 April 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Friday, the hit 1995 comedy starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this week. Part of the festivities include a return to theaters for the film. That's right, on 4/20, known as a National Stoner's Holiday, Friday will be back on the big screen. Ice Cube caught up with The Wrap to talk about the event, and revealed that everyone who has every been involved with the franchise, including cast members from the original as well as 2000's Next Friday and the 2002 Christmas themed The Friday After Next, want to return. And he hopes the theatrical revival of the original proves to New Line that a sequel should move forward. He explains:

"That's my dream. I think all the parties involved, all the people that's been in the franchise, people from the first one to the third one, want to do another one. We might have to call »

- MovieWeb

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Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker join Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

9 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Vin Diesel is no doubt on cloud nine right now. Having only been released for less than a week, Diesel’s Fast & Furious 7 has already grossed over $400 million worldwide, paving the way for more high-speed car high-jinks in the coming years. But for now, the actor is stepping out of the driver’s seat and into something a little more mellow.

Deadline is reporting that Vin Diesel and comedy-actor Chris Tucker (Silver Linings Playbook) are set to join the already stellar cast for director Ang Lee’s (Life of Pi) newest project, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

The film tells the story of 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn and his squad, who survive an Iraq battle that is captured by embedded news cameras, causing them to become celebrated as heroes. They are brought home by the Us administration for a promotional tour that culminates at the halftime show of »

- Scott J. Davis

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No joke: Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker set for Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk'

8 April 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Vin Diesel is jumping back into the prestige movie world.  And, yes, that's "back."  Diesel has made his name in the "Fast and Furious" and Riddick franchises, but many forget he actually has a Steven Spielberg movie on his resume ("Saving Private Ryan").  He also starred in the cult drama "Boiler Room" and voiced the title character in the classic animated film "The Iron Giant."  What many have already forgotten, however, is that Diesel earned the best reviews of his career in Sidney Lumet's 2006 courtroom drama "Find Me Guilty."  Now, Diesel is getting serious again by teaming up with another cinematic master, Ang Lee. According to Deadline, Lee has cast Diesel and Chris Tucker to star in his adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk."  The drama focuses on a group of American soldiers, including Lynn, who are being celebrated for their heroism during the Iraq War. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Vin Diesel And Chris Tucker Join Ang Lee's Billy Lynn

8 April 2015 5:56 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Edging towards some sort of record for the most eclectic cast ever assembled, director Ang Lee has just added two more names to his roster for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker have signed up to join Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and newcomer Joe Alwyn.There's no indication of who either will be playing yet, but it's the first time Diesel has turned out for anything other than an action role (Groot nothwithstanding) since Find Me Guilty in 2006. On that occasion he was working for Sidney Lumet, so clearly he's amenable to taking a risk for the right director.Tucker, meanwhile, has been quiet since Silver Linings Playbook in 2012, partly thanks to a lifestyle change since his Jackie Brown / Rush Hour heyday. But it's an interesting footnote that he was previously part of another unusually varied cast in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. »

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Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker Join Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

8 April 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker are in talks to co-star in Ang Lee’s Iraq War drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” for TriStar.

The “Life of Pi” director has tapped newcomer Joe Alwyn to star in the title role in the film based on the Ben Fountain novel. Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin and Garrett Hedlund have also been cast.

Billy Lynn” will be co-financed by Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group.

The story centers on 19-year-old private Billy Lynn and his company, who survive a harrowing battle that’s captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game — while facing an imminent return to the war.

Lee is using the Sony F65 camera and shooting in native 3D, high resolution and »

- Dave McNary

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Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker Team Up for Billy Lynn’S Long Halftime Walk

8 April 2015 4:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I had a blind spot for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk until today but now I'm finally getting clued into this crazy Ang Lee (The Ice Storm, Hulk) directed project via the announcement that Vin Diesel and the ever elusive Chris Tucker have joined the cast. Based on the Ben Fountain novel of the same name, the film is an Iraq War satire that takes place in Texas and revolves around the surviving members of a squad of soldiers who, while preparing to return to Iraq, embark on a media-intensive “Victory Tour” at Texas Stadium. Most of the story takes place on the day of their appearance at the stadium, with flashbacks scattered throughout. The cast for this one is all over the place in a fairly great way and includes Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Steve Martin. Simon Beaufoy will adapt Fountain's book for the screen. Tucker is a virtual ghost these days, »

- Evan Dickson

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Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker will appear in new Ang Lee movie

8 April 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker are the latest Hollywood superstars to be cast in Ang Lee's war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

The three-time Academy Award-winning director is bringing Ben Fountain's 2012 novel to the big screen.

Newcomer Joe Alwyn will have his first major role in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as the title character, a Us soldier whose unit is brought home from Iraq for a heroic 'Victory Tour'.

The film will follow Billy and his harsh drill sergeant (Garrett Hedlund) in their final 24 hours in the Us as they attend a football game before being shipped back to Iraq.

Kristen Stewart is appearing in the film as Billy's sister, while Steve Martin will make his big-screen comeback to play a Hollywood dealmaker angling for the rights to Billy's story.

Tucker and Diesel have now signed on for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as it nears its »

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Vin Diesel & Chris Tucker Join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

8 April 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker have signed on to star in director Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. They join previously-announced cast members Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Ben Platt and newcomer Joe Alwyn as the title character. No details were given for Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker's characters.

The story centers on 19-year-old Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) and his comrades from Bravo Company, who managed to survive after an ambush that was captured by U.S. news cameras. The soldiers are all brought home to take part in a promotional tour that culminates at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving football game. What the rest of the American public doesn't know is that Billy and the surviving members of Bravo Company will be shipped back to fight in the war shortly after the holiday weekend. The plot unfolds during the football game itself, featuring flashbacks to Billy's heroism under fire. »

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Vin Diesel Joins 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Being Shot in 3D

8 April 2015 3:57 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the addition of Kristen Stewart to the cast of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, a new drama from Life of Pi director Ang Lee, the project has gained two new co-stars, and some information about how the film will be shot has also come to light as well. Deadline reports Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel and Rush Hour franchise star Chris Tucker have both landed roles in the film about a 19-year old soldier whose squad survived a battle that was captured on embedded news cameras, making them instant heroes. But there time in the war is told in flashbacks during their leave back home for a promotional tour. Lynn (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn) and his team get brought back to the United States for a trip that will last up until the halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game in Texas. The tour unfolds with »

- Ethan Anderton

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Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker in Talks to Join Cast of Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' Adaptation

8 April 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker are in talks to join the growing cast of director Ang Lee's film adaptation of the Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk," which is set up at TriStar Pictures, with the UK's Film4 and Studio 8 partnering up on the project. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is described as a "razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq," which explores the national disconnect between the war at home, and the war abroad. The story follows the surviving members of the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker Join Kristen Stewart in Ang Lee’s Next Movie

8 April 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Furious 7’s” Vin Diesel and “Rush Hour’s” Chris Tucker are nearing deals to co-star in Ang Lee‘s next movie “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” TheWrap has learned. Newcomer Joe Alwyn stars as the title character alongside Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin and Kristen Stewart, who will play Billy Lynn’s older sister, as TheWrap first reported. Based on the bestselling novel by Ben Fountain, the story follows 19-year-old Texas-born infantryman Billy Lynn and his fellow U.S. servicemen who survive a firefight in Iraq in 2005. The Bush administration brings the veterans home for a victory lap that »

- Jeff Sneider

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Ang Lee Taps Vin Diesel & Chris Tucker For ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

8 April 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: At TriStar, Ang Lee has rounded the A-list cast of his adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by setting Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker to join newcomer Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart, who were reported previously. The film will be shot in native 3D and 4K, and will look to innovate with revolutionary new high frame rate technology. Lee will set some more top talent for cameos. Bravo Company and… »

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