Casey Affleck knows The Kind One

After bringing the goods in Gone Baby Gone (still waiting for its UK release), you might think Casey Affleck would have had his fill of noir drama.

But he’s just agreed to star in period noir The Kind One. It’s based on Tom Epperson’s recent novel, which finds an Amnesiac (Affleck) who crops up working for a mobster – but then puts his life in danger by getting the hots for his boss’s lady.

It’ll have to wait for the strike to be over before Epperson can fashion a script and, as Variety reports needs a director.