Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Information

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is an upcoming 2016 British-American war drama film directed by Ang Lee and written by Jean-Christophe Castelli, based on the novel of the same name by Ben Fountain. The film stars Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin and Chris Tucker. Principal photography began in early April 2015 in Georgia. The film is scheduled to be released on November 11, 2016, by TriStar Pictures in 3D.

The film will have its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 14, 2016.


  • Joe Alwyn as Billy Lynn
  • Kristen Stewart as Kathryn Lynn
  • Chris Tucker as Albert
  • Garrett Hedlund as Sgt. David Dime
  • Vin Diesel as Shroom
  • Steve Martin as Norm Oglesby
  • Arturo Castro as "Mango" Montoya
  • Ben Platt as Josh
  • Deirdre Lovejoy as Denise Lynn
  • Tim Blake Nelson as Wayne Foster
  • Makenzie Leigh as Faison Zorn
  • Beau Knapp as Crack
  • Ed Callais as Pedestrian
  • Barney Harris as Sykes
  • Bruce McKinnon as Ray Lynn
  • Laura Lundy Wheale as Patty Lynn
  • Astro as Lodis
  • Allen Daniel as Major Mac
  • Deena Dill as Anchor Woman / Dina
  • Randy Gonzalez as Hector
  • Matthew Barnes as Travis


Slumdog Millionaires Oscar-winning screenwriter, Simon Beaufoy, was in 2014 adapting the novel for the screen, a Film4 film production in collaboration with a U.S. production company, The Ink Factory, and Sony Pictures' TriStar division. Also involved in the production are China's Bona Film Group and Studio 8, which is backed by the Chinese conglomerate Fosun. Ang Lee would direct the film. On February 25, 2015, a newcomer Joe Alwyn was set to star for the title role as Billy Lynn in the film. Same day, Deadline revealed that director was showing interest in casting Garrett Hedlund for another major role in the film. Steve Martin was also set on March 3, 2015, to star as Norm Oglesby. Hedlund was confirmed on March 6, 2015, to play Sergeant Dime, the dynamic leader of the Bravo Company squad. Beau Knapp was added to the cast on March 13, 2015, to play Crack, a man with violent tendencies. Kristen Stewart was added to the cast on April 1, 2015, to play the role of Kathryn, Billy's older sister. Same day, Ben Platt was also added to the cast to play Josh, the Dallas Cowboys organization worker and the person in charge of the Bravo Squad at the football stadium. Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker were set on April 8, 2015, to star in the film as Shroom and Albert.


Filming began in the second week of April 2015, in Locust Grove, Georgia. Filming will also take place in Atlanta and in Morocco. There would be an interior scene shot in High Frame Rate 3D in Downtown Atlanta on April 17, 2015. Ang Lee confirmed at CinemaCon that the film will be shot 120 frames per second which is the highest frame rate for a film to date. On May 14, 2015, filming was taking place at AmericasMart in Downtown Atlanta.


The film is scheduled to be released on November 11, 2016, by TriStar Pictures in 3D.

On August 22, 2016, it was announced that the film will have its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival.

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