Here’s something interesting – Dakota Fanning has joined the cast of The Last Of Robin Hood, an upcoming biopic of Hollywood legend Errol Flynn. In case you’re not so familiar with this fresh project, let us first inform you that Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland are in charge for the whole thing, and that the rest of the cast looks great as well. For more details – check out the rest of this report…
So, The Last of Robin Hood is both written and directed by Quinceanera helmers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, and at this moment we know that the movie will chronicle the final years of Errol Flynn‘s life.
Kevin Kline will take the lead role while Dakota Fanning is set to play his teenage lover Beverly Aadland, a 17-years-old girl who was by Flynn’s side when he died at age 50 in 1959.
Susan Sarandon is also attached to star in the movie, as Fanning’s mother – Florence Aadland, who wrote the 1961 book The Big Love accusing Flynn of starting a sexual relationship with her daughter when Beverly was 15.
According to Deadline:
The Aadland-Flynn romance is rife with salacious old Hollywood twists and turns: Flynn, who had been cleared of statutory rape charges in 1942 and was married to actress Patrice Wymore until his death, courted Aadland after meeting her on the Warner Bros. lot in 1957. Flynn cast his 33-years-younger flame in 1959′s Cuban Rebel Girls and reportedly lobbied for himself and Aadland to star in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita.
At the end of this report let’s also add that Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler will produce the movie for Killer Films along with Declan Baldwin of Big Indie Films and Maggie Malina, and that filming on The Last of Robin Hood should start in February.
Stay tuned for more updates on this one!