Last Flag Flying: First trailer in for Oscar-friendly Richard Linklater film starring Bryan Cranston

The film has been devised as a sequel to Hal Ashby's 1972 classic The Last Detail

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 24 August 2017 17:41
Trailer for Last Flag Flying released, from Amazon Studios

The first trailer for Last Flag Flying has been released, dispelling any doubt that the new film from acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater will be touted come this forthcoming awards season.

Bryan Cranston and Steve Carell head up the cast as two old friends who recruit old acquaintance-turned-pastor Laurence Fishburne on an unexpected trip to New York City. The trip's purpose? So Carell's character has company at his son's funeral.

Last Flag Flying has been devised as a sequel-of-sorts to Hal Ashby's 1972 film The Last Detail which warned Jack Nicholson an Oscar nomination.

Linklater, whose credits include the Before... trilogy, Boyhood and Everybody Wants Some!!, has co-written the film's script alongside Darryl Poniscan, adapting from the latter's very own novel.

The film will receive its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on 28 September with a limited US release following on 3 November.

There is currently no release plans set for the UK.

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