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Kristen Stewart continues lining up her post-Twilight projects. One of her most recent prospects is The Big Shoe, which will co-star Elizabeth Banks.
Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) is also set to star in the film, which will be directed by Steven Shainberg. According to Variety, this is Shainberg’s first film since 2006’s Fur. The new project is being billed as similar to his 2002 film Secretary, with a mix of comedy and eroticism.
Sturgess will play a designer whose family hopes to make money by selling his products as knock-offs. Stewart has been cast as a muse named Delphi, and Banks will play a psychotherapist. Both will be recruited by the family to get Sutrgess back to work.
“The Big Shoe gives me the opportunity to explore a playful, romantic, sexy, intimate connection just as Secretary did. Not since that film have I had a script that combines eroticism and humor in such a fun way,” Shainberg said in a statement, reports The Hollywood Reporter. “This is a script dear to my heart, and I intend to make a truly unique film from it.”
Shainberg wrote the script with Mickey Birnbaum, and Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance Productions will produce with executive producers Richard Middleton and Christina Lurie.
HanWay films is currently shopping the project to international distributors at the European Film Market in Berlin this week.
Since the Twilight saga wrapped last year, Stewart has signed on to star in Warner Bros’ Focus and a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.