Wednesday, April 15, 2009

'The Company Men' filming in the South End

Crews for Ben Affleck's "The Company Men," the made-in-Boston film following a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing, were busy today sprucing up two tree-lined streets on the corner of Shamut Avenue in the South End.

Production is slotted for 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 inside a brownstone located at 78 Waltham St. near South End Buttery and Joe V's and moves to exterior shots at a three-story brownstone located at 5 Union Park starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 17.

While Affleck is slotted to be in NYC to promote his flick "State of Play," word on the street is that veteran actor and Harvard alum Tommy Lee Jones may be shooting. Yellow production signs with "GTX" lined the streets for two blocks surrounding the South End filming location.

"The Company Men" follows a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing. Affleck plays a corporate bigwig whose six-figure salary is suddenly cut after he gets a pink slip. Kevin Costner, a blue-collar construction worker, offers Affleck a job installing drywall. Based on the South End locales, the scenes slotted for the next two days involve Affleck before getting the corporate boot.

As previously reported in Loaded Gun, Affleck and Costner were on set on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 at a dilapidated Victorian house located at 174 Highland Street in the Fort Hill section of Roxbury. Also, Affleck filmed a scene on Wednesday, April 8 at the Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn. They're scheduled to return to the course on Tuesday, June 2.

Click here for the latest on "The Company Men.
--Photos by Sam Baltrusis

1 comment:

Rhea said...

It took a big Hollywood film to come to town for me to learn that Lynn has a golf course!!#!

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