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Weinsteins Grab Downsizing Flick Starring Affleck, Costner



    Bob and Harvey Weinstein's studio has picked up distribution rights to "The Company Men," starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper as three suits who get downsized.

    Here's a description from the film's YouTube page:

    Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers.

    Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law (Kevin Costner) which does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps the realization that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal.

    The film is third 2010 Sundance selection to get picked up by Wienstein, reported Deadline Hollywood, following in the footsteps of "Blue Valentine" (read our review here) and "The Pat Tillman Story." None of three films have release dates yet.