Saturday, June 11, 2016

ASU Marching Band to appear in new movie, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, starring Vin Diesel, Steve Martin and Chris Tucker

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --  The Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets Band will be seen in a new movie, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, starring Vin Diesel, Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin and Chris Tucker.

The film, based on the book by the same name, is about 19-year-old Billy Lynn, who is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad, contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

“This exposure is giving ASU and the Marching Hornets the national recruiting opportunity to reach out to other states and countries,” said James Oliver, ASU band director.

The band performs two songs in the film by Destiny's Child, Soldier and Lose My Breath.

The movie is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on Nov. 11, 2016.


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