Kristen Stewart And Elizabeth Banks Try On The Big Shoe
Director Steven Shainberg hasn’t directed a movie since 2006’s Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, but his latest feature, The Big Shoe is quickly starting to put its pieces together. It was previously announced that Jim Sturgess is set to play the film’s protagonist, and now two more actors have come to join him.
Vareity has learned that both Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks have signed on for roles in the quirky comedy. Sturgess stars as a gifted young shoe designer with an exploitative family that wants to mass-produce his greatest shoe designs to make a fast buck. When he makes the choice to break away from the family they hire “a muse (Stewart) and a psychotherapist (Banks)” to try and get him to come back. The trade says that the director will be a mixture of “eroticism and humor” similar to 2002’s Secretary (which he also directed).
After a big 2012 – which featured On The Road in addition to both Snow White and the Huntsman and the final chapter of Twilight – Stewart has been taking it slow recently, but is still attached to the upcoming con dramedy Focus. Banks, meanwhile, just had Movie 43 released in theaters and is now in the middle of shooting her new comedy Walk of Shame. On the immediate horizon and due out later this year is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in which she reprises her role as Effie Trinket. She is also voicing one of the characters in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Lego movie, due out in early 2014.
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