Employee Of The Month:The Hollywood Reporter reports that Matt Dillon and Steve Zahn are in negotiations, while Christina Applegate is in talks to topline Bull's Eye Entertainment's dark comedy Employee of the Month, written by TV scribes and actors Mitch Rouse and Jay Leggett.

Mitch Rouse will make his directorial debut on the project, which will go into production June 2 in Los Angeles.

Employee is being described as being in the vein of Raising Arizona with a twist ending not unlike The Usual Suspects. It stars Dillon as David Wells, whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancee Sara (Applegate) after she discovers that he's been cheating on her with a co-worker. David's best friend Jack (Zahn) tries to convince him it's for the best, but the opposite occurs when bank robberies and millions of dollars become part of the day from hell.

Brian B.