Vin Diesel has been cast in Ang Lee's war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

The Fast and Furious 7 star will appear alongside Chris Tucker, Kristen Stewart, Garret Hedlund, Steve Martin and newcomer Joe Alwyn in the adaptation of Ben Fountain's 2012 novel.

Alwyn will play the title character, a US soldier whose unit is brought home from Iraq for a 'Victory Tour'.

The film follows Billy and his drill sergeant (Hedlund) during the final 24 hours of their visit to the US before they return to Iraq.

According to The Wrap, production on the movie begins later this month.