Wells is 'Company' man

Will direct drama from own script

"ER" producer-director John Wells is set to direct the drama feature "The Company Men" through his John Wells Prods. shingle.

Wells also wrote the script and is serving as producer of the film, which centers on the personal impact that downsizing has on different executives in a company. In particular, the film focuses on one middle-age man and the effects that losing his job has on his family and life.

Wells will produce with Claire Rudnick Polstein and Paula Weinstein and Berk/Lane Entertainment, formerly known as Union Square. The company, which was founded by Jason Berk and Matt Lane and formally changed its name Monday, also is producing the upcoming romantic comedy "All the Ships at Sea" with Victor Levin ("Then She Found Me"), who will direct from his script.

"Company" has no official production start date because of the writers strike.

Wells recently served as executive producer on the Weinstein's Co.'s "I'm Not There." His credits include "Far From Heaven" and TV's "The West Wing."

He is repped by CAA.