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Handicapping the Race to Play Billy Lynn

Deadline got the scoop yesterday on the gents up the lead role in Ang Lee's adaptation of Ben Fountain's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
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billy-lynns-long-halftime-walkDeadline got the scoop yesterday on the gents up the lead role in Ang Lee’s adaptation of Ben Fountain’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Here are the candidates:

Billy Howle (the British series Glue)

Taron Egerton (the upcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service)

Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders)

Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age Of Extinction)

And here’s how we would handicap the competitors:

Egerton: 50:1 odds
Cole: 2,256:3 odds
Reynor: 1,000,000:1 odds
Howle: 1:4 odds

Call it a hunch.

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