Washington, April 17 : Warner Bros has tapped Ridley Scott to produce and direct their upcoming period noir drama 'The Kind One.'
Casey Affleck has signed on to star in the film.
The script is based on Tom Epperson's best selling novel and he will also write the screenplay for the film.
The story is set in 1930s Los Angeles, and centres on an amnesiac (Affleck), 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 is also producing.
"It's a world that Ridley has never touched before, so that's what drew him to the project," Variety quoted Daly, as saying.