Thursday, May 12, 2011
Counterfeit Casting: Errol Flynn
CANDIDATE #1: Orlando Bloom
Oh, as if you haven't seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. That alone is proof that Bloom can play a swashbuckler, one of Flynn's repertoire. And the Lord of the Rings movies show that Bloom is handy with a bow and arrow like Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood (and can rock a pair of tights).
I can't think of anything.
CANDIDATE #2: Jude Law
All right, so I'm cheating since Law already played Flynn in The Aviator (where this picture is from). But he was only in one scene. I want to see what he would've done with a more expanded part.
Again, I can't think of anything.
CANDIDATE #3: Cary Elwes
Three words: The Princess Bride. Seriously, how can you not think of Westley when doing comparisons to Flynn? AND Elwes played Robin Hood! That's gotta count for something, right?
Elwes is a tad past his prime. Maybe cast him as Flynn in his later years?
I know that #2 will get an eager response from a certain someone, as with #1. But who do think could play Errol Flynn?