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Casey Affleck is the ‘Kind One’

The Los Angeles Times call Tom Epperson’s novel “a movie-worthy gangster tale“. Take a guess where this one is headed.

Variety reports that Epperson will be adapting from his own novel and Gone Baby Gone producer Sean Bailey has selected Casey Affleck for a lead role that will ask for either a lot of Brylcreem or a top hat. Set in the 1930s Los Angeles and 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.

Coming off such a great year with the title mentioned above and The Assassination of Jesse James by the
Coward Robert Ford
this would be a down the road project for Affleck.

Factoid: Epperson is the boyhood friend Billy Bob Thornton and together they co-wrote the screenplays for one of my favorites and a break-out role for Bill Bob “One False Move” as well as “A Family Thing” and “The Gift”.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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