Vin Diesel “had the most amazing experience” in watching the upcoming Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. And it wasn’t because he’s one of the drama’s costars. After seeing director Ang Lee’s new movie in 120 frames per second, 4K HD, and 3D, he had one takeaway for fans.
“Whatever you guys do, find a way to see it in 120 frames,” he insisted in a new Instagram video.
The Fast & Furious star viewed the movie in New York City with his “good friend” and “genius” Lee, whom Diesel panned to during the clip. Lee smiled and quickly hid from the camera’s view.
Lee, the Life of Pi director, shot Billy Lynn in a 120 fps — the highest frame rate for a film ever. (To compare, most movies are shot in 24 fps.)
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on Ben Fountain’s 2012 novel of the same name, follows the titular soldier (played by newcomer Joe Alwynn) and his unit, which survived an attack in Iraq. Being the center of attention at a Thanksgiving football game isn’t enough for Billy to escape thoughts of the war and to be comfortable with his life.
“Billy Lynn is a story of love, courage, and devotion,” Lee previously said in a statement. “It’s the story of a young man learning his place in the world, and of the special brotherhood among men at arms, the depths of their bonds, and the sacrifices they make.”
Billy Lynn also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Steve Martin, and Garrett Hedlund and opens Veterans Day (Nov. 11).