“Last Flag Flying” is a spiritual sequel to Hal Ashby’s “The Last Detail” from 1973. It opens the 55th New York Film Festival in September and is an early front runner for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Read the synopsis below:
In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marine Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. Amazon Studios presents, a Detour film production, a Zenzero Pictures/Cinetic Media production, a Richard Linklater film.
The new film stars Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, and J. Quinton Johnson. Written by Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan. Directed by Richard Linklater.
“Last Flag Flying” hits theaters everywhere on November 3. It also opens this year’s New York Film Festival on September 28.