"It's going to be Jessica Simpson's next film," said producer (and former Malcolm in the Middle star) Justin Berfield. "It's basically about a young woman's journey into the corporate empire. She starts at the bottom and works her way to the top."
The film will offer the singer/actress her first leading role, as she steps into a character that landed Griffith an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Berfield said "The second we got the script, we just knew we had to go to her first, and fortunately she fell in love with the script as well."
Andy Dick is in discussions to play an "evil" secretary.
The movie begins filming November 27 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is shooting for a summer 2007 release.