Steve Carell arrives on the red carpet at the premiere of "The Big Short" on November 23, 2015. Carell stars in the new trailer for "Last Flag Flying" alongside Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Steve Carell enlists the help of his old military friends played by Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne to help bury his son in the new trailer for Last Flag Flying.
The clip, released Thursday, features Carell deciding not to have his son who served in the Marines buried at Arlington Cemetery. With help from Cranston and Fishburne, Carell sets out on a road trip with his son's casket to bury him back home in New Hampshire.
"You know what amazes me about you?" Carell asks Cranston in the trailer. "You turn the keys to your bar over to the guy who's asleep on your pool table. And then you jump in your car and you drive me to hell and gone, and you don't even know where we're going,"
"In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Richard "Doc" Shepherd (Carell) re-unites with ex-Marines Sal (Cranston) and Mueller (Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War," reads the synopsis.
"Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared experiences of the war that continue to shape their lives," it continues.
Last Flag Flying is based on the novel of the same name by author Darryl Ponicsan. Director Richard Linklater co-wrote the script along with Ponicsan, Variety reported.
The film from Amazon Studios, is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 28 before reaching select theaters on Nov. 3.