Actors Bryan Cranston and Steve Carell are joining forces for the drama/comedy Last Flag Flying, which tells the story of three former naval officers reuniting 30-plus years after serving together in Vietnam.
The trailer, released Thursday, reveals glimpses of the hilariously-relatable reunion of the three men, who have since grown to be very different — one character Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) has even become a pastor.
“I’m drinking for two now that you got all old and boring,” Cranston’s character Sal Nealon tells Mueller after finishing off a cup of liquor in one swig.
The jokes subside as Carell’s character Larry ‘Doc’ Shepherd shares the real reason for the reunion, revealing a heartbreaking story about the death of his son.
“A year ago he joined the corps and then two days ago they told me that he had been killed,” he says. “He’s going to be buried in Arlington, and I was wondering if you guys could come with me.”
Directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood), the film’s trailer promises a heartwarming story that will leave you both laughing and crying.
Last Flag Flying is set to hit theaters in November.