Following its world premiere the New York Film Festival, and its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, Richard Linklater’s LAST FLAG FLYING will now be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 26 January, 2018, through Curzon Artificial Eye and Amazon Studios.
Written for the screen by Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan (The Last Detail), and based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan, the film stars Oscar® nominee Steve Carell, Emmy® winner and Oscar® nominee Bryan Cranston, Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne, Yul Vazquez, J. Quinton Johnson, Deanna Reed-Foster and Oscar® nominee Cicely Tyson.
In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with former Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston) and 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 a 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.
LAST FLAG FLYING will open in cinemas nationwide on 26 January 2018