Kevin Kline Talks MY OLD LADY, Motion Capture 101, THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD, RICKI AND THE FLASH and More

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Never in my life would I have guessed I’d be able to teach someone as accomplished as Kevin Kline about anything at all, but it turns out, he doesn’t know all that much about motion capture.  However, that’s only one thing compared to the wealth of memories, techniques and industry insight he had to share with me during our interview for his upcoming film, My Old Lady.  Kline leads the big screen adaptation of Israel Horovitz’s play as Mathias, a man who travels to Paris to cash in his inheritance, a high value apartment.  Trouble is, it’s a “viager,” so he won’t actually own the place until the current tenant, Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), passes away.  Until then, he actually has to pay her a fee according to the unusual French system.

In addition to discussing his experience making My Old Lady and breaking down the motion capture technique, we also talked about the challenges of playing Errol Flynn in The Last of Robin Hood and when he’ll begin shooting Jonathan Demme’s Ricki and the Flash.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

Writer/Directors Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer Talk THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD, Developing the Story for Over 10 Years, STILL ALICE, and More

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From filmmakers Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, The Last of Robin Hood tells the story of aspiring young actress Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning) and her liaison with swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline).  Their affair spanned the globe and was enabled by Beverly’s fame-obsessed mother, Florence (Susan Sarandon), until it all came crashing to an end in 1959, when it came to light.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, writer/directors Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer talked about what led them to this story, developing it for over 10 years, why they wanted to have Beverly’s involvement and blessing with the production, how special it was to develop a friendship with her, and why it was important to them not to be judgmental in telling this story.  They also talked about why their partnership works so well, how excited they are to take their next film, Still Alice, to the Toronto Film Festival, and their experience working with that cast, which includes Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Dakota Fanning Talks THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD, Working with Kevin Kline, Her ‘Database’ of On Set Experiences, BRAIN ON FIRE and More

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Dakota Fanning’s been busy.  She’s been working steadily all her life, but in the past three years alone, she’s delivered Now Is Good, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Motel Life, Very Good Girls, Night Moves and now she’s got The Last of Robin Hood on the way, too.  She stars in that one as Beverly Aadland, the young actress who winds up catching the eye of superstar Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline).  Ultimately, she falls for him too and the two indulge in a passionate affair while Beverly’s mother, Florence (Susan Sarandon), tags along to supervise.

With The Last of Robin Hood making its way into select theaters on August 29th, we got the chance to sit down with Fanning and discuss how she’s been choosing her roles lately and what it was like jumping into this true story.  Hit the jump to catch what she said about working with Kline and Sarandon, honoring the truth to the situation while making the character her own, how having worked as a child actor helps her today, the book-to-film adaptation of Brain on Fire and more.

Kevin Kline Is Errol Flynn in THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD Trailer

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has released the first The Last of Robin Hood trailer for directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s (Quinceañera) real-life drama.  The film stars Kevin Kline as silver screen legend Errol Flynn, focusing on his later years when he struck up a relationship with 15-year-old aspiring actress Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning), threatening his image in the press.  Kline looks to be on point here as Flynn, and the actor’s relationship with Aadland is certainly a curious period in his life.  The plot of the film is a bit unclear from this trailer, but the charm of Kevin Kline goes a long way.

Hit the jump to watch the first The Last of Robin Hood trailer.  The film also stars Susan Sarandon and opens in theaters on August 29th.

First Images from THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD, LUCKY THEM, SOUTHCLIFFE, and THERESE

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Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs.  Among the films with new images and synopses are:

  • The Last of Robin Hood (Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland) starring Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, and Kevin Kline.
  • Lucky Them (Directed by Megan Griffiths) starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Ryan Eggold, Oliver Platt, Nina Arianda, and Ahna O’Reilly.
  • Southcliffe (Directed by Sean Durkin) starring Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson, Anatol Yusef, and Eddie Marsan.
  • Therese (Directed by Charlie Stratton) starring Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, and Oscar Isaac.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

TIFF 2013 Adds THE WIND RISES, HOW I LIVE NOW, FADING GIGOLO, SOUTHCLIFFE, James Franco’s CHILD OF GOD, and More

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The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has added 22 more films to its already-impressive Galas and Special Presentations line-up.  Among the notable additions are Hayao Miyazaki‘s The Wind Rises, Kevin Macdonald‘s How I Live Now, Guillaume Canet‘s Blood Ties, James Franco‘s Child of God, John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo starring Woody Allen, Sean Durkin‘s (Martha Marcy May Marlene) Southcliffe, and Lee Sang-il‘s Japanese remake of Unforgiven.  This is the point where TIFF attendees’ schedules fall apart.  I love the festival, but it’s incredibly front-loaded, which is unfortunate because that means some very hard choices.  But among these films, The Wind Rises is the one on my can’t-miss list.

Hit the jump for the full list of additions.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen Talk VERY GOOD GIRLS at Sundance; Fanning Reveals She’s Been Cast in THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD

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One of the many films to premiere at Sundance this year was writer-director Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls.  The film stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen as two lifelong best friends that fall for the same boy during a New York summer.  As the film unfolds, they learn life isn’t as simple as they had thought.  The cast also includes Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Skarsgaard, and Clark Gregg.

Earlier today I sat down with Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen here in Park City.  We talked about being back at Sundance, how much changed during production, the type of research they do for a role (Fanning tells a great Tony Scott story), how many takes they like to do, whether they like watching themselves on screen, and a lot more.  In addition, when talking about future projects, Fanning revealed she’s been cast in The Last of Robin Hood which is about the last two years of Errol Flynn’s life (Kevin Kline is playing Flynn).  Hit the jump to watch.

Matt Damon Lands Small Role in Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM; Kevin Kline to Play Errol Flynn in THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD, Also Starring Susan Sarandon

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A few big names in today’s casting round-up:

  • Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) is set to re-team with The Brothers Grimm director, Terry Gilliam, for a small role in his upcoming film, The Zero Theorem.
  • Kevin Kline (The Ice Storm) is set as the lead of Errol Flynn in Quinceañera directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s indie, The Last of Robin Hood.  Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise) will co-star.

Hit the jump for much more on both films. 

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