According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Simpson is in negotiations to star opposite Dane Cook in Employee of the Month for Lions Gate Films.

In her first role since the summer's The Dukes of Hazzard, Simpson will play a new cashier that makes the employees at a discount superstore go ga-ga. Cook is set as one of the two dorky workers who are vying for her attention by competing for the Employee of the Month title.

Gregory Coolidge wrote the script and is directing the film, which will be produced by Tapestry Films' Andrew Panay and Joe Simpson.

Brian B.