Dakota Fanning will play Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynn’s underage lover in a soon to be made film about the Australian-born star. The Last of Robin Hood will portray the controversial relationship between the 50 year old Flynn and his teenage lover who was with him at his death in 1959.

The actor was still married to his wife while he had the affair with the teenage girl. He had recently been cleared of statutory rape charges of two underage girls a few years before becoming involved in the relationship with teenage actress Beverly Aadland. The actor received criticism for his portrayal of war heroes. His health declined due to drug and alcohol use. He was diagnosed with liver failure and hepatitis. The two met at Aadland ‘s school in the late 50’s. They both showed support for the Fidel Castro Revolution. The film is set to be released later this year.

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http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/fanning-to-play-underage-lover-in-errol-flynn-film-20130125-2davi.html