Australian actor Errol Flynn is a legend of the silver screen—best known for swashbuckling adventure movies such as Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood—whose years of substance abuse ultimately led to an untimely demise.
In the movie The Last of Robin Hood, Academy Award winner Kevin Kline plays Flynn in his later years and follows his relationship with a young actress (played by Dakota Fanning), as well as her fame-hungry mother (Susan Sarandon).
A trailer for the movie has been released, and can be watched below.
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies’ man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl’s fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother – which only fed Florence’s need to stay in the spotlight. THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD is a story about the desire for fame and the price it exacts.