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Last Updated: Friday, 14 October 2005, 07:35 GMT 08:35 UK
Grandson 'to take on' Flynn role
Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn had a reputation as a hellraiser
The grandson of Hollywood icon Errol Flynn is set to play his famous relative, according to reports.

Luke Flynn has signed up for In Like Flynn, about the movie star's life in the 1930s and 40s, trade newspaper Variety said.

The 30-year-old's grandfather moved to the US from Australia to become an actor but had already had an adventurous life before emigrating.

Luke Flynn co-wrote the screenplay and owns the rights to Flynn's memoirs.

Errol Flynn had a reputation as the original Hollywood hellraiser, with his off-screen exploits often overshadowing his prolific film career.

Bitten by acting bug

He was offered one of his most memorable performances as Robin Hood in the 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood.

"The film begins with a 23-year-old who'd been bitten by the acting bug but had no money to make his way from Australia to take a film role he'd been offered," said Corey Large, who will play one of Flynn's shipmates.

"He won a boat in a card game and set sail with three friends. And everything that could go wrong went wrong."

Errol Flynn died of a heart attack at the age of 50 in Canada.

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