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Kristen Stewart Joining Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

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April 2, 2015
Source: The Wrap

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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.

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I just don't understand how she keeps getting work.

kitano0 on Apr 2, 2015

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it's REALLY Hard , to play a vapid and self-centered character with only three facial responses .... so give her credit for Consistently nailing it , during that series ... Kitano confuses the character with the actor .. ... I can appreciate KStew's choices of films .. Tho , don't forget that some of Jlaw 's films were somewhat indy , but her presence boosted ticket sales . They both might appreciate each other's grosses ... I think it will be harder for KStew to get another blockbuster role , as Twilight so typecasts her . She;s stuck in small movie heaven .. JLaw is leaving "mutant movies" to NOT get so typecast ...

Dominic on Apr 4, 2015

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well to be fair ..the hackers posted it ; the only silly bimbo thing she did , was not remembering TWO passwords, for her boyfriend ' s "Files" ( and she DEF should have ;?() ).. tho every guy would stop watching porn , if their GFs would send sexy pics of them instead ; she's cool in that respect ... .. well maybe 4 faces for Bella .. what her haters forget , is that she's playing a goofy teenager , not The Queen . Character wasn't supposed to be Deep ... yes ;?)) obviously I've seen them all too , on TV .. just a romance flick , in essence ; the vampires and wolves are just props .. but far more interesting storywise , than The Lead ...

Dominic on Apr 5, 2015

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...most women hate porn ... they feel you're mentally cheating ... so if somebody like HER ( " I;m the highest-grossing female on the planet WHY would you Even think about anyone else " ;?() ) can evolve past that , By being THE porn star in her SO's life , you gotta love that plenty of men are into vampires , werewolves , AND romance with pretty girls .. Whatta combination ;?)). .. And if we are honest , we remember how gawky and feeling like we didn't belong , that we were/did , as teens .. Say that the vampire was Jessica Alba , and you were the nerd teen boy ; HOW would you have Not wanted to be with THAT for eternity ....;?))

Dominic on Apr 5, 2015

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Lee could tease out a great performance. Maybe.

DAVIDPD on Apr 3, 2015

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