Ridley Scott to Helm The Kind One

Ridley Scott will direct and produce period noir drama The Kind One for Warner Bros. Pictures, reports Variety.

Casey Affleck is attached to star in the film, which is based on a novel by Tom Epperson, who will write the screenplay.

The story, set in 1930s Los Angeles, centers on an amnesiac who finds himself working for a mobster — a killer given the nickname “the Kind One” — and falling in love with the thug’s girlfriend.

Scott and Jules Daly are producing for Scott Free; Ideaology’s Sean Bailey (Gone Baby Gone) is also producing.