Max Casella as Stanley Kubrick? It works!

Kevin Kline was born to play Errol Flynn, at some point. So he does, in “The Last of Robin Hood” (Aug. 29). Aged swashbuckler, pencil thin mustache, he’s well-cast as the seducer of underage women. But who would have realized how much former child star and sometime “Boardwalk Empire” player Max Casella looks like Stanley Kubrick, back when he wanted Flynn to star in “Lolita”? He looks right (has Kubrick’s penchant for looking down, eyes aimed up at the camera, much as he had his actors do) and is spot-on in the role.

It took entirely too long for somebody to use the well-preserved Kline as Flynn (he’s 67, now, much older than Errol was when he died). Somebody should find something more substantial to do with Casella as Stanley K. He has the look, the voice, the chops.


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