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Galgos Entertainment partners Russell Nuce and Mark Bozek have acquired screen rights to Here Lies Bridget, the debut novel by 21-year old author Paige Harbison. The book's being published on January 25 by Harlequin Teen. The heroine, Bridget Duke, rules her high school but when she crashes her car and ends up in limbo, she must confront the people she has wronged, all of whom want her to go to hell. The outcome of these meetings will decide her final destination. The producers are going into production on the Halle Berry-starrer Shoe Addicts Anonymous, which is based on the novel by Beth Harbison -- Paige's mother. Deal was made by the Jane Rotrosen Agency. »
- MIKE FLEMING
This project is an adaptation of the Beth Harbison novel with the same name, which centers around four Chicago women who bond over their love of footwear.
Or, if you prefer more detailed synopsis: “Four different women. One common shoe size. And a shared lust for fabulous footwear. Helene Zaharis’s politician husband keeps her on a tight leash and cancels her credit cards as a way of controlling her.
Lorna Rafferty is up to her eyeballs in debt and can’t stop her addiction to eBay. Sandra Vanderslice, battling agoraphobia, pays her shoe bills by working as a phone-sex operator. And Jocelyn Bowen is a nanny for the family from hell (who barely knows a sole from a heel but who will do anything to get out »
The actress has been M.I.A. at the multiplex since bombing in the 2007 melo-drama “Things We Lost in the Fire.” “Shoes” brings Berry into the fold of chick pics.
Directed by Paul Weiland (“Made of Honor”), “Shoes” follows Berry’s character, an agoraphobic person, who is addicted to buying shoes online. She’ll be one of four Chicago women who have a fetish for size 7.5 shoes.
Film does not have a studio distributor as of yet and is being financed by Parallel.
Berry is expected to go before the cameras on “Shoes” before starring on Broadway in Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop. »
To be directed by Paul Weiland, the film will tell the story of four women from different ethnic backgrounds in Chicago who are addicted to shoe shopping and all wear the same size footwear, reports ew.com.
Berry will play an agoraphobic, who has to shop online to indulge her love.
The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Beth Harbison.
An adaptation of Beth Harbison's bestselling novel, the story looks at the lives of four Chicago women from different ethnic backgrounds, bonded by their shoe addiction and the fact they wear the same size.
The quartet form a support group, a bond that eventually goes beyond footwear. Berry will play an agoraphobe who feeds her addiction with online footwear purchases.
Paul Weiland ("Made of Honor," "Mr. Bean") directs from a script by Kristen Buckley & Brian Regan ("How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days"). Russell Nuce, Mark Bozek, Raymond Markovich and Arcadiy Golubovich will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
- Though she has several projects in the pipeline, Halle Berry has been absent from the big screen for a few years. Her last movie was 2007's largely unnoticed, yet well-reviewed Things We Lost In The Fire, from Danish director Susanne Bier (Brodre). Berry played a grieving widow drawn to her late husband's drug addict friend, played sympathetically by Benicio del Toro. Now, Berry will star in an adaptation of Beth Harbison's bestselling novel Shoe Addicts Anonymous, reports Deadline. This is an addiction comedy, not drama, and it screams chick flick. The other three female shoe addicts are yet to be cast. Berry hasn't done comedy since Bulworth, but with a script from the writers of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Kristen »
What would happen if you combined In Her Shoes with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? You might end up with something like Shoe Addicts Anonymous, an upcoming ensemble comedy starring Halle Berry. There's no way around it: this movie is already a bona fide chick flick. Based on the novel by Beth Harbison, Shoe Addicts centers on four women living in Chicago who become "sole mates" of sorts when they discover they all wear the same size shoe, thus enabling them to feed their love for flats and stilettos by swapping with their pals. According to Deadline Hollywood, each woman will be from a different ethnic background, so who can you see rounding out the cast as Berry's footwear-loving friends? »
Halle Berry has been absent from cinema-screen’s since 2007′s Things We Lost in the Fire to concentrate on raising her newly born child. It seems she’s about to make an overdue comeback. Deadline are reporting that she’s been cast in the ensemble comedy, Shoe Addicts Anonymous. The film, an adaptation of Beth Harbison’s bestselling novel, will see Berry play “an agorophobe who feeds her addiction with online shoe purchases”.
Synopsis: The comedy looks at the lives of four Chicago women from different ethnic backgrounds, bonded by two things. They are shoe addicts who wear the same size. They form a support group, swap 7.5s and become—wait for it—sole sisters. Eventually their bond goes beyond footwear.
- Jamie Neish
Los Angeles, California (X17online) - Halle Berry is getting ready to show her love of shoes in the upcoming movie Shoe Addicts Anonymous. The film, based on a novel by Beth Harbison, revolves around four Chicago women from different backgrounds who are obsessed with shoes ... and happen to also wear the same size. After forming a support group for her fear of being out in public, Berry's character bonds with the other ladies over footwear ... while trying to beat her shopping addiciton at the same time. This is Berry's first comedy since Bulworth. Shoe Addicts Anonymous will be directed by Paul Weiland. »
You know what happens when you dump your money on films like Valentine.s Day and Sex and the City? You get movies like Paul Weiland.s Shoe Addicts Anonymous. The title is an instant turnoff for male moviegoers and will even have some of the female demographic rolling their eyes. However, not only is this one based on a bestselling novel by Beth Harbison, but it.ll also star Halle Berry. The book is about a group of women that are shoe obsessed and are all a size 7.5. They form a support group to swap their footwear and end up becoming sole sisters. (It.s okay, you can laugh.) According to Deadline, Berry.s character is an agoraphobe limited to satiating her need for pumps online. What is this? Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for an older generation? Having never read the book, perhaps there.s something of substance »
Halle Berry has signed up for 'Shoe Addicts Anonymous'. The Oscar-winning actress will lead an ensemble cast in the film, an adaptation of the novel by Beth Harbison. The comedy movie - Halle's first since 1998's 'Bulworth'- will be directed by 'Made of Honour' filmmaker Paul Weiland. The film will tell the tale of four women from different ethnic backgrounds in Chicago who are addicted to shoe shopping and all wear the same size footwear. Halle will play an agoraphobic who has to shop online to indulge her love - her three friends in the film have yet to be cast, Deadline.com .. »
Take a little bit of hot phone action from Valentine's Day. Mix in some Confessions of a Shopaholic, special traveling clothes, nannies, and politics. And just when the project begins to boil, pour it into a shoe-loving world a la Sex and the City for more materialistic big-screen shenanigans. Yes folks, it's time for a new comedy that will make use of all the feminine cliches you know and love -- Shoe Addicts Anonymous. An adaptation of Beth Harbison's novel, which first got optioned back in late 2008, the addicts have found their star in one Ms. Halle Berry.
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- Monika Bartyzel
She may be a superhero who can summon thunder and lightning but sometimes a girl just wants to wear pretty shoes. Hence the news this morning that Halle Berry has signed up for Shoe Addicts Anonymous, based on the novel by Beth Harbison.An unashamed "beach read" published in 2007, Shoe Addicts is the story of four women who meet weekly for shoe-swapping parties. There's a senator's trophy wife; an overweight phone-sex operator; a society nanny (who actually isn't interested in footwear but just wants to get out of the house); and the debt-ridden Lorna, who places the internet ad that the rest respond to. Shoe Addicts Anonymous was followed a year later by Secrets of a Shoe Addict, so there's series potential, folks. Harbison is also the author of something called Thin, Rich and Pretty. You can see where this might be headed.We'd have guessed that Berry would be Lorna, »
Halle Berry has signed on to lead an ensemble cast in an adaptation of the Beth Harbison novel Shoe Addicts Anonymous. The plot centers around four Chicago women who bond over their love of footwear. According to Deadline, Paul Weiland (Made of Honor) will direct from a script by Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan (How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days). Though the production has not yet secured a distributor, Berry plans to shoot the film prior to a Broadway run of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Hit the jump for a full synopsis of the source material.
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Four different women. One common shoe size. And a shared lust for fabulous footwear.
Helene Zaharis’s politician husband keeps her on a tight leash and cancels her credit cards as a way of controlling her. Lorna Rafferty is up to her eyeballs »
- Brendan Bettinger
The projects for Ms Halle Berry just seem to keep piling on don’t they? From Hollywood to Broadway!
In the book, the story is set in Washington, D.C., and centers on 4 women of different socioeconomic backgrounds who are brought together by their shared passion for shoes. They meet weekly to talk and trade, in a kind of support group, and soon their bond grows and strengthens, evolving into something much more than just shared shoe fetishes. The women become fast friends, trusted advisers, and eventually business partners.
Halle will play an agoraphobe who maintains her addiction with online shoe purchases.
Exclusive: Halle Berry has committed to lead an ensemble cast in Shoe Addicts Anonymous, an adaptation of the bestselling St. Martin’s Press novel by Beth Harbison. Directing is Paul Weiland, the British helmer whose film credits include Made of Honour and whose TV work includes the series Mr. Bean and Blackadder: Back & Forth. The comedy looks at the lives of four Chicago women from different ethnic backgrounds, bonded by two things. They are shoe addicts who wear the same size. They form a support group, swap 7.5s and become—wait for it—sole sisters. Eventually their bond goes beyond footwear. Berry [...] »
- MIKE FLEMING
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