Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks have joined the cast of Steven Shainberg‘s The Big Shoe that is said to blend comedy and eroticism. It’s been seven years since Secretary director Shainberg made his latest film, the mostly forgotten Nicole Kidman vehicle Fur.
The upcoming film The Big Shoe was in development for years, attracting the attention of Joaquin Phoenix and Mia Wasikowska at one point. However, Jim Sturgess took the lead role as a gifted shoe designer last year. Susan Sarandon who last year was also mentioned as playing Sturgess’ mother is probably fallen off the film, too.
The story revolves around above mentioned designer (Sturgress) forced to break free from a family who want to turn his beautiful designs into mass-produced knock-offs for a quick buck. The family then hires psychotherapist Mary Kay (Banks) and ‘muse’ Delphi (Stewart) to lure Nate back to work.
Obviously the film is in the same vein as Shainberg’s 2002 film Secretary, the more enduring indie cult classics of the first half of the ’00s.
Variety reports that he plans to start production on the film on June 17th, 2013.
The Twilight Saga Stewart recently starred in Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman and she’s expected to reprise the role for a big screen sequel.
Banks, who is currently filming a new comedy Walk of Shame will also reprise her role as Effie Trinket in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.