Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne have signed on to star in the latest Richard Linklater film, Last Flags Flying.
Last Flags Flying is touted to be a sequel to the Hal Ashby directed film, The Last Detail (1973), which starred Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and Otis Young – a film about a two Navy men who are ordered to take a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
The film is currently in development and will be adapted from Darryl Ponsican‘s 2005 novel of the same name (Ponsican also wrote the novel that The Last Detail was adapted from) which follows the story set out in the first film, forty years later.
Linklater most recently directed the outstanding comedy Everybody Wants Some!! (my review here), the spiritual successor to his film Dazed and Confused, as well as the triumphant Boyhood, so with this excellent cast on board and the world-class director at the helm, this will definitely be one to keep an eye out for.
Cranston is currently busy filming the upcoming Power Rangers movie where he’ll be playing their leader, Zordon, while Steve Carell can next be seen in Woody Allen’s latest film Café Society, which comes out soon.
Fishburne will soon be appearing in Morten Tyldum’s sci-fi film Passengers, which also stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as the leads.
Check out the trailer to 1973’s The Last Detail below to get an idea of what Linklater’s newest film may be like.