Dakota Fanning has landed the role of Kevin Kline’s teenage girlfriend in The Last of Robin Hood. She will play Beverly Aadland – who was romantically involved with Flynn even though he was married to actress Patrice Wymore until his death.
According to Deadline.com – Flynn – who had been cleared of statutory rape charges in 1942 courted Aadland after meeting her on the Warner Bros. lot in 1957. He cast her in 1959′s Cuban Rebel Girls and reportedly lobbied for himself and Aadland to star in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita. At seventeen she was by his side when he died at age 50 in 1959.
Filming will start in February.
Fanning can be seen in Very Good Girls and will also appear in Effie and Night Moves.