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Last Flag Flying follows three ex Marines as they explore their past in this upcoming American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater

Last Flag Flying is Richard Linklater‘s upcoming adaptation of a 2005 novel by Darryl Ponicsan. Previous adaptations of Ponicsan’s work include the two New Hollywood gems Cinderella Liberty and The Last Detail. Last Flag Flying is a spiritual sequel to The Last Detail, which told the story of two Navy men tasked with escorting a young offender to Naval prison. The two men take pity on the young man and decide to show him a good time along the way. As much fun as The Last Detail might have been, Last Flag Flying looks like it will be a different kind of film.

Last Flag Flying tells the story of Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell), a father who wants to take his fallen son’s remains home for burial. He asks his fellow former Marines Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) to accompany him on his journey setting up the premise for a road trip down memory lane.


source: Lionsgate Pictures

Coming off of a Best Picture nomination for Boyhood a mere three years ago, Last Flag Flying looks it will be Linklater‘s return to awards season. With an awards-worthy cast at his disposal it’ll be interesting to see what Linklater has come up with. Last Flag Flying‘s tone suggests this will be a great road trip movie with plenty of laughs, and quite possibly a few tears, along the way.

Last Flag Flying is directed by Richard Linklater and stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne. It will be released in the U.S. on November 3rd, 2017 with an as of yet unknown U.K. release date. For international release dates, click here.

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