However, now the Boyhood helmer is back on the project, which will now only be a ‘sort of’ sequel. THR reports that he’s starting to put the cast together, with Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne all in talks to star. The Last Detail, ‘centers on two Navy men (Nicholson, Young) who are ordered to bring a young offender (Quaid) to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. Last Flag reunites the reader with the trio, now living a post-9/11 American life: The former Naval petty officers come to the aid of their former prisoner, who needs their help to bring home the body of his son who was killed in Iraq. The request sends them back retracing their journey from Norfolk, Va., to Portsmouth, N.H.’
Linklater is hoping to start shooting the film in November.