Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Casey Affleck Goes Noir

2007 saw an explosion in the popularity of Casey Affleck, fueled by solid performances in TAOJJBTCRF and Gone Baby Gone. It would seem that this work has paid off for the actor, since Variety now reports that he is set to star in a 1930's-set film noir entitled The Kind One.

"[The story] 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."

The movie will be based on a recently released novel written by Tom Epperson, who will direct the film as soon as the strike ends.

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