Though The Aviator did feature Jude Law as a brawling, amorous version of Errol Elynn, we have yet to see a solid biopic about the Hollywood icon. The Last of Robin Hood, from directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (Quinceanera), may come closer than any before it though, but even it won’t take a traditional approach to chronicling Flynn’s life. Instead, it focuses on his final days, as Flynn (Kevin Kline) scandalously romances a young starlet (Dakota Fanning) before dying from a heart attack at the age of 50.
A new trailer for The Last of Robin Hood has landed online today, making a strong case for the period drama. In its light tone and focus on old Hollywood glamor, it seems to hew closely to My Week with Marilyn and The Artist, blending committed performances with a quippy script and golden-hued cinematography.
The Last of Robin Hood, which also stars Susan Sarandon as the fame-obsessed mother of Flynn’s beloved, premiered at TIFF last year to mostly positive reviews. It’s expected to arrive in theaters on August 29th. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
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.