Brat Farrar: According to Variety, Ben Affleck is set to star in an adaptation of Josephine Tey's novel "Brat Farrar" for Universal Pictures. Fight Club scribe Jim Uhls is on board to pen the script.Tome, adapted into U's 1963 release Paranoiac, is a twisting tale following siblings of an old-money family fighting for the inheritance from their recently deceased father.

Affleck will play the eldest brother -- thought to have died as a boy years earlier -- who surprises his family when he shows up to collect the fortune.

With his position as heir threatened, the younger brother in the clan has reasons, which he can't reveal, to doubt the veracity of the claim.

The Uhls script will hew closer to the "Brat Farrar" novel than the "Paranoiac" pic.

Brian B.