Kristen Stewart Joining Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'
Last month, the iconic Steve Martin took a key role in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, the latest film from director Ang Lee (Life of Pi). Now the cast has expanded with a younger star on the opposite end of the Hollywood spectrum with The Wrap reporting The Twilight Saga and Still Alice star Kristen Stewart has taken the role of the titular character's older sister. As previously reported, Billy Lynn will be played by newcomer Joe Alwyn in the story of a 19-year old soldier whose squad survived a battle that was captured on embedded news cameras, making them instant heroes back home. But that's just where the story begins.
Lynn and his team get brought back to the United States for a brief promotional tour that will last up until the halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game in Texas. The tour unfolds with most of the movie taking place during the football game and utilizing flashbacks to what Lynn and his squad dealt with in war. Garrett Hedlund also stars in the film which could very well end up being an awards contender, especially with a script from Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy. There's certainly an eclectic assembly of talent for this film, and it sounds very unlike anything Lee has done before, so we'll see how it goes.