Richard Linklater’s ‘Sort Of’ Sequel To A Jack Nicholson Classic Has An All-Star Cast

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08.30.16 7 Comments
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Breaking Bad was infamous for its use of the F-word. Vince Gilligan never overused the King of Curses; he sprinkled them throughout the five-season series. That way, when Skyler said, “I f*cked Ted,” or Mike demanded, “Shut the f*ck up and let me [CENSORED] in peace,” the word landed like a bomb. (I’m censoring another word there for the nine people who haven’t watched Breaking Bad yet.) A lack of uncensored cursing won’t be an issue in Bryan Cranston’s next movie, Last Flag Flying, which the Hollywood Reporter describes as a “sort of” sequel to 1973’s The Last Detail.

The shirtless comedy-drama adapted from a novel by Darryl Poniscan — which was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Actor for Jack Nicholson and Best Supporting Actor for Randy Quaid — is known for its excessive cursing. Here’s a sample quote: “I am the motherf*cking shore patrol, motherf*cker! I am the motherf*cking shore patrol!” And another: “I hate this f*cking chickensh*t detail.” It will be up to director Richard Linklater — who knows a thing or two about spiritual sequels — to replicate the f*cking chickensh*t dialogue. Linklater will be working from Poniscan’s novel of the same name, a 2005 follow-up to The Last Detail.

Helping him out will be Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne. They’ll play the roles originated by Nicholson, Quaid, and Otis Young, characters now “living in 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, the latter who was killed in Iraq. The request that sends them back retracing their journey from Norfolk, VA, to Portsmouth, NH.” F*ck.

(Via the Hollywood Reporter)

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