Warner Brothers has hired Ridley Scott to produce and direct their upcoming drama ‘The Kind One‘. According to Variety, Casey Affleck is set to star in the project.
The script is based on Tom Epperson‘s best selling novel. The author will also write the screenplay for the film.
The story is set in 1930s Los Angeles, and centers on an amnesiac (Affleck) who finds himself working for a mobster, a killer given the nickname “The Kind One”, and falling in love with the thug’s girlfriend.
Producer Jules Daly stated, “It’s a world that Ridley has never touched before, so that’s what drew him to the project.” The film does not have a confirmed start date at this time.