Oscar winner Kevin Kline is attached to play screen legend Errol Flynn in “The Last of Robin Hood,” an indie pic set up at Killer Films that “Quinceanera” helmers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland will direct from their own original screenplay.
Pic, which is based on Flynn’s last days before he died of a heart attack at age 50, follows his relationship with 17 year-old Beverly Aadland, an actress who was allegedly seduced by Flynn when she was only 15 years-old and eventually grew to love the “Adventures of Robin Hood” star. She also co-starred in Flynn’s last film “Cuban Rebel Girls.”
Susan Sarandon is attached to co-star as Florence Aadland, Beverly’s stage mother who wanted to be a star herself but ended up living vicariously through her daughter.
The elder Aadland wrote “The Big Love,” a book about the taboo love affair that was later adapted as a play starring Tracey Ullman as Florence. Beverly herself confirmed that she had a sexual relationship with Flynn while in her teens during a 1988 interview in People Magazine.
“The Last of Robin Hood,” which features a juicy role for a young actress, is skedded to start production in January.
Kline recently starred in Robert Redford’s period pic “The Conspirator” and Lawrence Kasdan’s drama “Darling Companion.” Thesp is attached to play multiple roles in Charlie Kaufman’s long-gestating Hollywood satire “Frank or Francis,” and he’ll soon begin shooting CBS Films’ comedy “Last Vegas” with Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.
Sarandon has been extremely busy of late, with WB’s upcoming “Cloud Atlas” marking her fifth film to be released this year following starring turns in the Sundance pics “Arbitrage” and “Robot & Frank,” as well as the Duplass brothers’ comedy “Jeff, Who Lives At Home” and a cameo in Sony’s Adam Sandler laffer “That’s My Boy,” in which she played a teacher who seduced a much younger student. She also appeared in Robert Redford’s Toronto entry “The Company You Keep” and has wrapped Lionsgate’s comedy “The Big Wedding” and Summit’s action-thriller “Snitch.”
Glatzer and Westmoreland’s drama “Quinceanera” debuted at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was released later that year by Sony Pictures Classics. Duo went on to produce “Pedro,” the 2008 MTV pic about HIV-positive “Real World” star Pedro Zamora that was exec produced by Malina, who currently serves as the senior VP of films for VH1 Television. Additionally, Glatzer is a long-time producer of “America’s Next Top Model,” and he continues to serve as a consultant for that hit series.
Killer Films recently produced Sebastian Silva’s “Magic Magic” and John Krokidas’ “Kill Your Darlings,” which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster and Jack Huston as beat poets Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac.
Kline is repped by CAA, Hofflund/Polone and London-based Markham, Froggatt and Irwin, while Sarandon is repped by ICM Partners.