Amazon Studios have debuted the first look at Last
Directed by Linklater, who brought us Everybody Wants Some!, The Before Trilogy and School of Rock, the film is a spiritual sequel of Hal Ashby’s 1973 film The Last Detail, which starred Jack Nicholson, as both films are adaptations of novels from writer Darryl Ponicsan. This film stars Academy Award Nominees Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Bryan Cranston (Wakefield) and Laurence Fishburne (John Wick 2) as three Vietnam-era Navy veterans who join together to give Doc’s (Carell) only child a proper burial.
The film is set to open the New York Film Festival on September 28th.
Here’s the synopsis:
In Richard Linklater’s lyrical road movie, as funny as it is heartbreaking, three aging Vietnam-era Navy vets—soft-spoken Doc (Steve Carell), unhinged and unfiltered Sal (Bryan Cranston), and quietly measured Mueller (Laurence Fishburne)—reunite to perform a sacred task: the proper burial of Doc’s only child, who has been killed in the early days of the Iraqi Invasion. As this trio of old friends makes its way up the Eastern seaboard, Linklater gives us a rich rendering of friendship, a grand mosaic of common life in the USA during the Bush era, and a striking meditation on the passage of time and the nature of truth. To put it simply, Last Flag Flying is a great movie from one of America’s finest filmmakers.
Last Flag Flying opens in the US on November 3rd, with a UK release date still to be confirmed.