“JFK” co-stars Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones will reteam for “The Company Man”, an independently-financed drama headlined by Ben Affleck.
TV-vet John Wells wrote the script, and will direct. It tells of the impact that a corporate downsizing has on both its casualties and survivors. 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.
Meanwhile, Costner has announced he’ll direct “The One,” a film he will he penned with “Dances With Wolves” writer Michael Blake, based on an idea by Blake. Costner will star as a free-spirited man who inherits $3 billion, leading him on an adventure and an eventual collision with pirates in the Cayman Islands.
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