WHO’S IN IT?
Joe Alwyn (film debut), Kristen Stewart (Still Alice), Chris Tucker (Silver Linings Playbook), Garrett Hedlund (On The Road), Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious), Steve Martin (Planes, Trains and Automobiles), Ismael Cruz Córdova (In the Blood), Arturo Castro (Come Home Raquel), Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect), Deirdre Lovejoy (Bad Teacher), Tim Blake Nelson (Syriana), Makenzie Leigh (James White), Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys), Bruce McKinnon (Lawless), Laura Lundy Wheale (Sully)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ang Lee (Life of Pi), director, producer; Jean-Christophe Castelli (film debut), writer; Stephen Cornwell (A Most Wanted Man), Marc Platt (La La Land) and Rhodri Thomas (Nowhere Boy), producers; Jeff Danna (The Good Dinosaur) and Mychael Danna (Moneyball), composers; John Toll (Braveheart), cinematographer; Tim Squyres (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Billy Lynn (Alwyn) is a young soldier who is part of an army squad that become heroes after a particularly dangerous mission in Iraq, and are brought back to the United States for a victory tour. As Billy and the squad prepare to be brought out during the halftime show of a Thanksgiving football game, he attempts to deal with the traumatising events that unwittingly made him a hero…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Director Ang Lee brings to life the harrowing story of a young soldier and his extraordinary experiences that highlight the brutality of modern warfare and the glossed-up images shown to those back home.