04 May

PER THE IMBd: This biopic depicts Errol’s roust-about early life in Australia, before he became an internationally famed celebrity. In those days he was an adventurer, opium smuggler, gambler, street fighter, womanizer, and gold prospector. The film, based on Flynn’s early autobiography “Beam Ends,” was written for the screen by Luke Flynn, who found the inspiration as a result of travels through Australia in the footsteps of Luke’s iconic grandfather.


Characters beyond Errol’s days of Beam Ends have been previously mentioned also, including Olivia De Havilland and Michael Curtiz. See, for example this previous IMBd cast of characters:…

And a possible “former wife” featured in this new article:…

Starring Thomas Cocquerel & Isabel Lucas

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    May 5, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    More info!…

    And here’s Olivia! A beautiful selection, indeed!


  2. Gentleman Tim

    May 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm



  3. timerider

    May 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Awesome! I’m so glad that Luke is finally seeing his dream of doing this come true! Luke’s focus is not just pipe dreams but he is really moving in the right direction.
    As for livie’s part I see no cigar but it’s going to be tough for those of us that are very close to the real. Oh well I’ll get over it and enjoy the completed production once it’s done. To be honest to all, I love the real life of Errol, especially the early years.

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 5, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      You’re right, timerider. Luke is doing it. No small accomplishment getting a project like this done. Bravo and congratulations, Luke!

      As far as Liv, I think this young lady Ashlee is a doll. I think she can be made up to look like young Olivia, too. It looks to me like Luke has a very good eye for casting.

      Evidently, she has acting chops, too, but obviously much is going to depend upon the depth of the role. There will never be another Olivia. In the “Space/Time” trailer linked below, I believe Ashlee’s character is actually named “Liv”.

      Here are some various photos of Luke’s Olivia:……

      • timerider

        May 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        Oh well , I’ll get over it Tim. In the photo of Ashlee in the flowers I can see the eyes do make a casting plus. I just have such a memory of Livie over so many years. The early years are embedded in my boyhood mind forever!

        • Gentleman Tim

          May 7, 2017 at 9:13 am

          I understand perfectly, timerider. I, too, have had a crush on Olivia since as long as I can remember. I could O.D. watching O.D. in her E.F.films especially. We are not alone. Heck, even Fred MacMurray kept bugging her to marry him during a series of killer bee attacks in The Swarm, a disatrous disaster film if ever there was one. As Willie Shakespeare may have written one midsummrr night, had he wrote The Swarm and met Olivia: Through bees or not through bees, there is no question, Lady Livvie is the one.



  4. Gentleman Tim

    May 6, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Here are some Gold Coast Constables with In Like Flynn actors dressed as Beam Ends era coppers for the film – getting ready to chase Flynnie, I presume:


  5. shangheinz

    May 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm


    Flynntastic news! But the real scoop here is the director- Russell Mulcahy, whose visual approach provides epic pictures.…

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 13, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Yes, indeed, videoheinz, Mulcahy has quite a cinematic c.v., e.g. Bette Davis Eyes in the Eighties, and now In Like Flynn. Petty Bette might not be happy that Mulcahy has moved onward and upward to making a movie about the Master of Mulholland.…


  6. David DeWitt

    May 7, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I wonder why Sean (Rio) Flynn was not considered for the role? He would have been a good choice as young Errol.

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 7, 2017 at 5:31 am

      Absolutely, David! Sean would have been terrific! … Maybe he can still get into the film in some way? That would be Very cool. A scene with Luke and Sean together would be wonderful and historic, too.…

    • shangheinz

      May 8, 2017 at 3:43 pm


      I wonder even more why Luke didn`t take over the role of his granddad. I hope he didn´t have to sell off his stake for a mere mentioning to see the film happen…maybe Rory knows more.

      • Tony

        June 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm

        When I first heard about the film I immediately thought that Luke must be sinking a lot of money in this film, and I hope it doesn’t turn out like William Tell did for Errol.

        As for Rory, she didn’t know about the film until I wrote her and mentioned the film.

        The film The Last Of Robin Hood lost a ton of money, and didn’t see very wide distribution. Considering that the guys who made TLORH did an amazing job of keeping the costs down while maintaining very high standards for the film, they deserved better. I’m not sure they’re out of the red yet.

        In any case, when Luke’s film comes out I will see it, even if I have to fly to the theater in see it.

  7. Gentleman Tim

    May 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    A Larrikin Like Flynn:…


  8. Gentleman Tim

    May 14, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Errol and Nicole, I mean Isabel:…


  9. Gentleman Tim

    May 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Isabel couldn’t resist.…


    btw, anybody see a Richard Dreyfuss likeness in Errol’s running mate? … btw2, I watched part of “Madoff” on Sunday night, and Richard Dreyfuss said “In like Flynn” in a scene to his son. Dreyfuss being such a big FlynnFan, I wouldn’t be surprised a bit if it was an ad lib.

    • shangheinz

      May 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm


      Yep, but only from afaraway, Draisine Tim. Bloody Errol looks like he’s been hit by a freight train, but laughs at the prospective of being nursed by Girl Scarlett.

      • Gentleman Tim

        May 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm

        Well, he was in that Seventies sequel to Beam Ends, bo’s’nheinz.



        • Gentleman Tim

          May 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm



          Of course, nothing in either Beam Ends or Jaws compares to the dangers and sharks Errol ran into in Hollywood. He was safer with the PNG headhunters than he was with JW@WB.