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Costner & Jones Are "Company Men"

By Garth Franklin Thursday March 19th 2009 12:03AM

Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones will join Ben Affleck in the indie corporate downsizing drama "The Company Men" reports Variety.

Affleck plays a corporate hotshot whose Porsche and six-figure salary vanish after he gets laid off. Costner plays his brother-in-law, a salt-of-the-earth drywall installer who gives him a construction job.

Jones plays a senior partner in the firm, a principled man who struggles with the greedy actions of his partners.

John Wells wrote the script and will direct. Filming begins in April in Boston.

Costner and Jones are presently setting up projects for themselves to direct. Costner's "The One" has him playing a free-spirited man who inherits a fortune and has a run-in with pirates in the Cayman Islands.
Jones is working on an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's "Islands in the Stream"

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