Russell Mulcahy begins shooting ‘In Like Flynn’ on the Gold Coast

In Like Flynn. 

Highlander director Russell Mulcahy has begun production on his Errol Flynn biopic, In Like Flynn, on the Gold Coast.

The film will star Thomas Cocquerel (Red Dog: True Blue) as the Tasmanian-born Flynn alongside Corey Large, William Moseley, Clive Standen (Vikings), Callan Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty), Isabel Lucas (The Water Diviner), David Wenham (Lion) and Dan Fogler.

Described as “mythical and satirical coming of age story”, In Like Flynn will follow Flynn in his early life, as he and his friends set sail from Sydney to New Guinea in search of gold.

“What I want to bring to the screen is Flynn’s unapologetic and uninhibited desire to experience a full, adventurous and spectacular life, and reveal his deeply rooted belief in himself and an ability to survive on charisma and bravado,” said Mulcahy.

As well as starring in the film, Large will produce with James M. Vernon (Hacksaw Ridge). “It’s exciting bringing this part of Flynn’s early life to the screen, before all the fame, wealth and women,” said Large, who also wrote the screenplay with Steve Albert, Luke Flynn (Errol’s grandson) and Alexander Djamirze.

“We were fortunate in casting Thomas Cocquerel as Errol and he has captured the essence of this swashbuckling larrikin actor… combine that with getting the locations such as the rainforests of Guinea right, and we have a movie.”

Felipe A Dieppa (The Girl Who Invented Kissing) will serve as executive producer, and crew includes ACS Award winning DOP Peter Holland (Gabriel), production designer Nick McCallum (Guardians of the Tomb), and costume designer Glenn Turner (Thor: Ragnarok).