Kevin Kline portrays Errol Flynn in The Last of Robin Hood trailer
Isn't it about time that Kevin Kline get some Academy recognition? A FISH CALLED WANDA aside, he seems like he's ripe for that "KING'S SPEECH role" that takes a reliable actor, and gives him a great script to chew through. While I don't think THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD is it, I do think Kline fits in nicely with that old-timey sentimentality.
Take in old Hollywood here:
The synopsis goes a little something like this:
The Last of Robin Hood is the true story of Beverly Aadland, a teen starlet who became the last girlfriend of legendary swashbuckler Errol Flynn. In 1957, Beverly was working at Warner Brothers studios with a fake birth certificate saying she was 18 -- she was in fact, only 15 -- when she encountered the former matinée idol. After a bumpy start, the two undertook a relationship that was ultimately embraced by Beverly's Hollywood mother Florence, who became a willing third wheel. The Last of Robin Hood is a poignant yet darkly comic coming-of-age tale about the desire for fame and the price it exacts.
Given the subject matter, I'd love to see a similar modern-day story of an aging actor totally going for an underage girl. Somehow I don't think it would carry with it the charm that this flick has. Regardless, I love these little sneak peeks behind the famous faces of yesteryear, and it looks to be a solid role for Kline at the least.