It really looks like Kristen Stewart is really gunning for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, pretty much as soon as possible. With her excellent turn in Clouds of Sils Maria opening this month and representing a citation worthy outing on her part, reports have her potentially getting another 2015 contender in the mix. Yes, she might be taking a juicy supporting role in director Ang Lee‘s about to shoot adaptation of the novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Oscar winning scribe Simon Beaufoy is penning the script, with newcomer Joe Alwyn in the title part. If she winds up signing on, she’d join a cast that also includes Garrett Hedlund and Steve Martin. Below you can see a synopsis of this potential Academy Award player, which I think has a ton of potential, possibly even for Stewart. If it manages to get a quick turnaround, we could see it at the very end of this year. Otherwise, mark it down as a big 2016 contender. Stay tuned for more on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in the months to come…
Here’s the plot summary for the book:
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award!
From the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, comes Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (“The Catch-22 of the Iraq War” —Karl Marlantes).
A razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America’s war in Iraq, it explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad.
Ben Fountain’s remarkable debut novel follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive “Victory Tour” at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders.
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