Greed isn't so good for Ben Affleck.
Hollywood is looking to turn the economic meltdown into box-office gold, with Affleck in negotiations to topline The Company Men, as a victim of Wall Street's corporate downsizing.
ER's Emmy-winning writer-producer John Wells will make his feature-directing debut on the project, per the Hollywood Reporter, based on his own screenplay.
Next up for Affleck is the romcom He's Just Not That Into You, followed by the political thriller State of Play and the Mike Judge romp Extract.
In the day's other top deal doings: