Fans of legendary actor Errol Flynn are asked to examine the last, controversial years of his life in the first trailer for The Last of Robin Hood. Best known for starring in 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood, Errol Flynn was a notorious ladies man, whose affair with young actress Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning) was exposed in October 1959. Susan Sarandon also stars as the actress' mother Florence, who helped enable the ongoing affair through her own obsession with fame. Take a look at the first footage from The Last of Robin Hood, arriving in theaters August 29.
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.