Berlin: Kristen Stewart & Elizabeth Banks To Explore Fashion & Fetishism In ‘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.

Comments (38)

  • Sounds interesting. Is it based off a book, or is there any way to get more info about the film? When does it start shooting?

    Comment by TiredMom — Thursday, 7 February 2013 18:11 UK  
  • The Big Shoe = Secretary + Failure to Launch + Albert Brooks’s The Muse + Analyze This

    Comment by Adam — Thursday, 7 February 2013 18:13 UK  
    • And possibly a little bit of Kinky Boots thrown in.

      Comment by Summer — Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:00 UK  
    • wow, sounds cool! Good mix of humour and drama

      Comment by Louise — Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:34 UK  
  • I thought this thing had Joaquin Phoenix attached with Viggo Mortensen and Amy Adams circling at one point. Well it’s certainly gone down a few pegs now, hasn’t it?

    Comment by Chris — Thursday, 7 February 2013 18:20 UK  
  • This sounds like a fun movie to watch. When is it set to film and when will the movie be out? Are there more details about this movie?

    Comment by LeeAnn — Thursday, 7 February 2013 18:41 UK  
  • A streaming pile of pretentiousness destined for the $1 bin

    Comment by Dawn — Thursday, 7 February 2013 18:48 UK  
  • Sounds great. Not the biggest fan of Secretary but i love this cast!

    Comment by Louise — Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:02 UK  
  • Great. Another “Straight-to-DVD” or “Limited Release in 8 theaters” movie for Kristen. The one that no one will see. That’s where her career will be after Twilight.

    Comment by Shy — Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:07 UK  
    • LOL It’s true

      Comment by Epic fail — Thursday, 7 February 2013 20:20 UK  
    • That really made me laugh! You know nothing about Kristen Stewart and her philosophy why she’s an actress and makes movies she LOVES, she does not make them because of the money! No one knew Twilight was going to be that big,she never wanted this much fame (that doesn’t mean she takes it for granted)! And the “straight-to-DVD” movies and the ones which are shown in selected theaters are the ones where her talent really shows off! WATCH

      Comment by Lisa — Sunday, 10 February 2013 13:22 UK  
    • That really made me laugh! You know nothing about Kristen Stewart and her philosophy why she’s an actress and makes movies she LOVES, she does not make them because of the money! No one knew Twilight was going to be that big,she never wanted this much fame (that doesn’t mean she takes it for granted)! And the “straight-to-DVD” movies and the ones which are shown in selected theaters are the ones where her talent really shows off! WATCH the movies before you judge, I’m sure you only watch mainstream shit. Do your research right! I’m so glad there are people in this world who aren’t this shallow! And maybe you should watch one of her Indie movies, you could learn a lot!

      Comment by Anonymous — Sunday, 10 February 2013 13:26 UK  
  • Really? Kristen Stewart? Why?

    Comment by Selma — Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:18 UK  
    • because she is awesome ,Selma! You mad?

      Comment by Carrie — Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:41 UK  
      • as a muse?! Idts lol

        Comment by L — Thursday, 7 February 2013 20:05 UK  
        • yes, as a muse, you idiot.

          Comment by faithful — Thursday, 7 February 2013 21:33 UK  
          • Yes, as a trampire, you idiot!

            Comment by rupert — Friday, 8 February 2013 03:34 UK  
  • Another bomb for Jim Sturgess

    Comment by Curios — Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:28 UK  
    • How does he keep landing lead roles? This is actually a pretty good project…decent script, etc. and could work in the vein of Kinky Boots IF it had a strong male lead. I somewhat understand casting Banks and Stewart, as they have supporting roles, but I would have thought they would have gone with a strong male lead. As pointed out by an above poster, I think Joaquin Phoenix looked at this at one point.

      Comment by Mark — Thursday, 7 February 2013 20:55 UK  
    • ugh I know! Why why WHY does he pick this kind of films???????

      Comment by nina — Thursday, 7 February 2013 21:07 UK  
  • It sounds fun and the cast looks very good so far.I dont think it’s based in a book.Maybe a real-life story from a tortured designer?

    Comment by S.B. — Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:41 UK  
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