Elizabeth Banks to star in ‘Walk of Shame’

Rosenberg, Lucchesi, Kimmel to produce

Elizabeth Banks will topline the comedy “Walk of Shame” for Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment with shooting starting in January in Los Angeles.

“Walk” is directed by Steven Brill from his own script. Lakeshore toppers Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce alongside SKE’s Sidney Kimmel.

Lakeshore International and Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales at the upcoming American Film Market. FilmDistrict will distribute in the U.S.

Banks will play an aspiring Los Angeles TV news anchor who loses an audition for her dream job, and goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying that leads to waking in a stranger’s bed with no money, no car, no memory and a phone message from her agent that tells her she actually won the audition. She then must embark on a “walk of shame” across hostile neighborhoods on her quest to be on the air by 5 p.m.

Banks has been in “Pitch Perfect,” “The Hunger Games,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Man on a Ledge” this year. Brill previously directed “Drillbit Taylor,” Without a Paddle” and “Mr. Deeds.”

Banks is represented by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. Brill is represented by UTA.

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