Monday, January 25, 2010

The buzz about possible purchase of ‘The Company Men’…..

By Sharon Swart and Pamela McClintock - Excerpt: One of the first high-profile movies to premiere at the fest this year was John Wells' "The Company Men," featuring a starry cast, including Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner. Movie has plenty of pedigree, but buyers and their marketers are grappling with how to sell the gloomy storyline, which, like "Up in the Air," revolves around layoffs and downsizing. Article at the following link:

From Dan Mecca – Excerpt: In other bidding news, the word on the street is that movie business vet John Wells’ corporate drama The Company Men (starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Ben Affleck) is generating a lot of heat. One has to wonder how much of the positive buzz comes from the nice-looking teaser that came out online about a week ago? Could the film get the highest bid at the festival? Article at the following link:

From John Horn - Excerpt: Among the high-profile movies that did not immediatelty sell were Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner in the layoff story "The Company Men," Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the dark comedy "Hesher," Kristen Stewart and James Gandolfini in the runaway redemption tale "Welcome to the Rileys" and James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg in "Howl." Article at the following link:

From Mike Fleming - Excerpt: But I'm hearing the biggest money deal might go to the John Wells-directed The Company Men. Then again it carries a bigger budget and more stars than most Sundance efforts. Aside from the Sundance preem, screenings are being held for studios back in Hollywood. Article at the following link:

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