Sons of Anarchy’s Patrick St. Esprit has joined already talented cast of The Last of Robin Hood, a period film that takes place in 1958-1959 during the last two years of Errol Flynn’s life.
Quinceanera helmers Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer are set to bring their original screenplay of Flynn’s affair with a 17-year-old actress to the screen and Esprit will be joining the undeniably talented team including Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, and Dakota Fanning for the indie production.
St. Esprit is portraying a ‘down-to-earth engineer baffled by his wife’s obsession with Hollywood stardom and angered when he discovers his daughter’s affair.’
On the Hollywood silver-screen Australian-born actor was playing morally upright heroes like the 1938 classic The Adventures of Robin Hood, but behind-the-scenes his life was much more controversial and he had a reputation for womanizing. His freewheeling lifestyle led him to be convicted of statutory rape, but it is believed this is also the source of the phrase, ‘In like Flynn’.
Kline is starring as Flynn in the film, while Dakota 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.
The Last of Robin Hood will begin shooting soon in Atlanta for a late-2013 release.
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