Wednesday, March 25, 2009

'The Company Men' setting up shop in Chelsea

"The Company Men," a topical flick about the impact of corporate downsizing on the masses is currently in pre-production with filming slotted to kick off in mid-April. Starring Cambridge homeboy Ben Affleck, Harvard alum Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner, the film is based on the script by director John Wells.

Crews are setting up shop in the make-shift Chelsea soundstage located at 121 Webster Ave. across from the Save A Lot/Home Depot. The locale has been used for a slew of made-in-Boston films and TV productions including "Edge of Darkness" with Mel Gibson, the pilot for TNT's "Bunker Hill" with Donnie Wahlberg as well as "Pink Panther 2"

The production office is currently on the hunt for a variety of interns, including production, art and office lackeys and must commit as least 10-15 hours per week starting now until the end of June.

Affleck plays a corporate bigwig whose six-figure salary is suddenly cut after he gets a pink slip. Costner, a blue-collar construction worker, offers Affleck a job installing drywall.

Jones, portraying a senior corporate exec, struggles with the unethical exploits of his partners.

Contact "The Company Men" production office via e-mail at thecompanymen@gmail.com regarding internship opportunities. Also, click here for the latest on the made-in-Boston flick.
--Photo courtesy of Esquire, April '09

1 comment:

punky said...

My boss's son has been to a bunch of additions to play Ben's son in the movie. If he gets it, this will be his first movie roll.

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