Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Errol Flynn bipoic “The Last of Robin Hood,” starring Kevin Kline, Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon, for a fall release.
“Robin Hood” is a Lifetime Films presentation in association with Killer Films and Big Indie Pictures. Producers are Declan Baldwin, Maggie Malina, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.
Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland co-directed “Robin Hood” from their script, centering on Flynn’s final years and his May-December romance with starlet Beverly Aadland and her mother’s role in encouraging the relationship.
Flynn died of a heart attack at age 50 in 1959 in Vancouver. Aadland was 17 at the time.
Executive producers include Todd Haynes, Rob Sharenow, Tanya Lopez, Molly Thompson, Colleen McCormick and Lisa Hamilton Daly.
The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente of Samuel Goldwyn Films, Molly Thompson of Lifetime Films / A+E Studios and John Sloss of Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers. [Source]