Astin, Weston and Foster Get Demoted


Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings”), Celia Weston and Sara Foster will star alongside Michael Vartan and David Cross in the indie comedy Demoted.

The film centers on two tire salesmen (Astin, Vartan) who delight in playing cruel pranks on their co-worker (Cross). When the victim unexpectedly becomes their boss, he places the humiliated duo in secretarial jobs.

Foster will play the wife of Astin’s character, who’s tricked into believing he was promoted. Weston will play the head secretary who inspires the best friends to plot their revenge.

J.B. Rogers will direct from a screenplay by Dan Callahan. Production begins next month in Michigan.