Monday, May 11, 2009

'The Company Men' returns to 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, are filming on the tree-lined streets on the corner of Shamut Avenue in the South End on Tuesday, May 12 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with veteran actor and Harvard alum Tommy Lee Jones.

Production is slotted for all day near South End Buttery and Joe V's at a three-story brownstone located at 5 Union Park. Set designers were busy sprucing up the brownstone on Monday, May 11 and working on the lampposts surrounding the set (they're lighting the block for an evening shoot).

As previously reported in Loaded Gun, filming first hit the Union Park area on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17.

"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.

As previously reported in Loaded Gun, Affleck and Costner were on set on Monday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 6 at a dilapidated Victorian house located at 174 Highland Street in the Fort Hill section of Roxbury. On Tuesday, May 5, Affleck was spotted on Watson Road in Quincy Point. The scene featured Affleck driving down the road and getting out of a Volvo wagon with his family including his on-screen wife played by Rosemarie DeWitt, then entering a small neighborhood home.

Also, crews were spotted on Friday, May 8 filming a scene at a home on Houston Street in West Roxbury with Oscar winner Chris Cooper. On Monday, May 11, Affleck and Jones were filming at Milton Cemetery located 211 Centre St.

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

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