This Powerful Upcoming Film About An Iraq War Hero Will Be A Must-See
Based on the award-winning novel of the same name, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" chronicles an Iraq War hero whose experiences on the front lines are altered by the media. Told through a series of flashbacks Lynn has while he walks on the field during a Thanksgiving Day halftime performance, it serves as a statement about how the harsh realities of war are often distorted by the time the public hears about them.
I'm a fan of the two most recent blockbusters about the Iraq war -- "American Sniper" and "Lone Survivor" -- but "Halftime Walk" looks like it will focus more on the internal war soldiers fight when they return from overseas. It is an incredibly important film to make, and with two-time Oscar-winning director Ang Lee at the helm, it shouldn't disappoint.
"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" comes to theaters on November 11.