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”.