Tim Blake Nelson Joins Next Project of Ang Lee

By Mradula Mahajan | 1 year ago
Tim Blake Nelson Joins Next Project of Ang Lee

Tim Blake has two hot projects on his plate, Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s “Long Halftime Walk” and James Franco’s “The Long Home”. The 50-year-old actor is popularly known for his films “O Brother”, “Where Art Thou?”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “The Homesman”, “Big Miracle” and “Lincoln”.

“The Long Home,” which will see James Franco as actor and director is based on the novel by William Gay with same name. No word has been said on the release date even though production will begin soon.


“While Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” of Ang Lee is currently under production and is targeted to release on November 11, 2016. Both the movies have recently boarded Tim Blake as part of the project. Ang Lee’s directorial is currently shot by him in 3D, high resolution and ultra-high frame rate. Most of the movie is shot in Atlanta and the Middle East.

The three Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards winner, Ang Lee is all geared up for his new adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel Billy Lynn’s ‘Long Halftime Walk’. The project has been titled “Billy Lynn” and has screenplay written by Simon Beaufoy.

The story revolves around a 19-year-old private, played by newcomer Joe Alwyn who returns by surviving from a tough battle in Iraq. The story is mostly in flashbacks of a football day game, as and when young private and his soldier mates were brought back to the U.S. for a promotional tour culminating in a halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game. Tim Blake Nelson will be playing Wayne Foster in the film.

Apart from Nelson and newcomer Alwyn, the cast also includes Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart.

Well, this seems to be another trophy getting added to Ang Lee’s shelf. Vin Diesel is still boosting with pride of Fast and Furious 7’s success. We hope to see the project onscreen soon.

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