The Sundance Film Festival USA announced yesterday that the made-in-Boston
downsizing drama "The Company Men," starring Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Maria
Bello, Tommy Lee Jones and Rosemarie DeWitt, will have its world premiere at the
Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.

Director and screenwriter John Wells will unveil the made-in-Boston drama about three
company men attempting to survive a round of corporate downsizing while trying to
fend off its effects on their families and their identities.

Filming locations included Daisy Buchanan's on Newbury Street, Gannon Municipal Golf
Course in Lynn, a three-story brownstone located at 5 Union Park and one at 78
Waltham St., Fish and Richardson in South Boston as well as the Hodgdon House
located at 174 Highland Street in the Fort Hill section of Roxbury.

Additional locales include Milton Cemetery, the Fiduciary Trust Building located at 175
Federal St. near High Street in the Financial District, a private residence on
Crowninshield Road in Marblehead as well as Wellesley.

In "The Company Men," Affleck plays a corporate bigwig whose six-figure salary is
suddenly cut after he gets a pink slip. Costner, a blue-collar construction worker who
is boasting a posh Kennedy-esque Boston accent, offers Affleck a job installing
drywall.
'The Company Men' premiere slotted for Brookline
by Roland Hansen
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