Ridley Scott Directs The Kind One

Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida has discovered there’s no line he won’t cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence “Tango” Butler has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz, one of Brooklyn’s most infamous drug dealers. When NYPD’s Operation Clean Up targets the notoriously drug-ridden BK housing project, all three officers find themselves swept away by the violence and corruption of Brooklyn’s gritty 65th Precinct and its most treacherous criminals.

Ridley Scott is to direct and produce period noir thriller The Kind One.

Casey Affleck is already on board to star in the film based on a script by Tom Epperson from his own novel. The story revolves around an amnesiac (Affleck) in 1930s LA who is told he works for a sadistic mobster nicknamed ‘The Kind One’. He ends up falling for the killer’s girlfriend after being asked to keep an eye on her.

The movie is co-produced by Sean Bailey, who worked with Affleck on crime drama ‘Gone Baby Gone’.

EXTRAs: Scott directed a Maxwell House coffee commercial that starred Shakira Caine.