“I’ve lived every day as if it were my last,” explains Kevin
Kline in the new trailer for his latest film, “The Last of Robin Hood,” in which he
portrays the famous playboy and Robin Hood actor Errol Flynn. The film,
primarily a comedy with hints of melodrama, was written and directed by regular
collaborators Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (“Quinceañera”).
The much younger Dakota Fanning shows up as his young muse
and love interest Beverly, in whose unpromising acting career Flynn invests at
the price of his own. Meanwhile, Susan Sarandon plays Beverly’s equally
invested, though with less to lose, fame-hungry mother. This is not a new
story— an older, more powerful man having an obsessive affair with a young
potential starlet, with the inevitable ensuing drama of jealousy and deception.
Yet, “Robin Hood” takes a much lighter tone, particularly by casting the
reliably comical Kline and Sarandon and focusing on Hollywood parties and posh
lifestyles. Read what its first reviewers had to say here.
The film will be in theaters August 29.