According to Deadline, Kristen Stewart is joining Elizabeth Bamks and Jim Sturgess in Steven Shainberg’s The Big Shoe.
Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks are joining Jim Sturgess in Steven Shainberg’s The Big Shoe. HanWay Films is handling international here at the EFM with CAA repping domestic. Secretary director Shainberg is helming from a script he wrote with Mickey Birnbaum. Sturgess plays a gifted shoe designer forced to break free from a family who wants to turn his designs into mass-produced knock-offs. The family hires psychotherapist Mary Kay (Banks) and muse Delphi (Stewart) to lure him back to work. Shainberg says the film will combine eroticism and humor in a similar way to dark comedy Secretary. Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance produces and Richard Middleton and Christina Lurie are executive producing.
According to the initial report, Stewart will play a “muse” named Delphi, hired to inspire a shoe designer (Sturgess) to work again so that his scheming family may mass-produce his designs for cash. Shainberg said that “The Big Shoe” will fit tonally with “Secretary,” combining “eroticism and humor.”
Susan Surrandon is also rumored to play Sturgess’ mother.