Friday, April 03, 2009

Ben Affleck's 'The Company Men' ready to roll

Actress Rosemarie DeWitt, known for her performance in last year's "Rachel Getting Married," has signed on as Ben Affleck's wife in "The Company Men," a made-in-Boston film following a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing.

Also, Oscar-nominated Chris Cooper is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast as a blue-collar worker losing his job.

Starring Cambridge homeboy Affleck, Harvard alum Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner, the film is based on the script by director John Wells. The flick is currently in pre-production with filming slotted to kick off in mid-April. Scenes are already scheduled to be shot near First Church, 10 Putnam St. in Roxbury on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14. Actual scenes are being shot at a dilapidated triple-decker house located at 174 Highland Street in Roxbury.

As previously reported in Loaded Gun, Billy Dowd Casting is holding an extra casting call for SAG and AFTRA members only on Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center, 40 Trinity Place in the George Washington room on the third floor.

Click here for the latest on "The Company Men."
--Photo of Rosemarie DeWitt in "Rachel Getting Married"

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