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With 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Ang Lee heads to Iraq
With 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Ang Lee heads to Iraq

It was exactly two years ago that Ang Lee unveiled “Life of Pi,” his visually stirring 3-D adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel, which of course went on to be a major hit and land Lee a directing Oscar. The filmmaker has had a number of false starts since, including FX’s "Tyrant" and a 3-D project about the golden age of boxing. But he’s back with a new film: Lee will direct an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” which, like “Pi,” is a modern hit novel. The material takes Lee back to wartime drama, which he explored in 2007’s “Lust, Caution,” set in...

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