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Astin, Weston, Foster Get Demoted

By Garth Franklin Monday August 25th 2008 12:25AM

Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings"), Celia Weston and Sara Foster have joined the indie comedy "Demoted" says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film centers on two tire salesmen (Astin, Michael Vartan) who delight in playing cruel pranks on their co-worker (David Cross). When the victim unexpectedly becomes their boss, he places the humiliated duo in secretarial jobs.

Foster will play the wife of Astin's character, who's tricked into believing he was promoted. Weston will play the head secretary who inspires the best friends to plot their revenge.

J.B. Rogers will direct from a screenplay by Dan Callahan and shooting begins next month in Michigan.

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