Friday, January 29, 2010

Some more about ‘The Company Men’…..

From Ned Prickett who interviewed John Wells – Excerpt: “And Kevin Costner called me out of the blue and said he wanted to play Jack. He had read the script because someone he knew had it and said it was a good piece and he called me and said he could do it.” See the interview at the following link:

From Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein – Excerpt: Fourteen-year-old Anthony O’Leary credits Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner for making him feel comfortable on the set of “The Company Men,’’ director John Wells’s fine new film about corporate downsizing. It’s the first film for O’Leary, who plays Affleck’s son. “While John was setting up scenes, Kevin played football with me and some other kids,’’…..The made-in-Massachusetts movie,… good reviews at the Sundance Film Festival and a rave response at this week’s screening at the Coolidge. See the article at the following link:

Also from Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein – Excerpt: ‘Company Men’ screening Director John Wells screened his new film, “The Company Men,’’ at the Coolidge Corner Theatre last night. The downsizing drama starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kevin Costner was shot in Boston last year. Some of the cast and crew saw it the night before at Kendall Square Cinema, after which Wells and a few others, including actor Tom Kemp, headed to Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square. . . . Article at the following link:

From Jacob Soboroff who talks to Ben Affleck, Rosemarie DeWitt and Chris Cooper about The Company Men – two videos at the following link:

From Jim Brunzell III – Grade B – Review excerpt: A film with Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, and Kevin Costner doesn't really scream independent or Sundance; it's flawed but is also well-acted, engaging, and shows how the recession is blowing up in everyone's face without any promise of letting up anytime soon. The Company Men should have no problem finding a home in theaters and on DVD. See the review at the following link:

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