According to Variety, Casey Affleck has signed on to star in a new "noir drama" called "The Kind One"
The film is based on the recently published novel by Tom Epperson who will adapt the book once the writer's strike is over:
Story, set in the 1930s Los Angeles, centers on an amnesiac (Affleck) who finds himself working for a mobster -- a sadistic killer given the nickname "the Kind One" -- and falling in love with the thug's girlfriend.
Sounds like yet another pathetic sad-sack of a character. Is Affleck typecast, or is this seriously the only kind of character that he can play?
Epperson only published this book on January 22nd, so the fact that a studio has already snatched it up and started putting money into a production suggests that it could be a decent film.
If anyone has read this book yet, please contact us about doing a review of it. We'd love to hear more.