Elizabeth Banks also set for Steven Shainberg's comedy drama

Kristen Stewart is set to join the cast of Steven Shainberg’s comedy drama “The Big Shoe.” Elizabeth Banks is also confirmed for the cast alongside Jim Sturgess.

Marking helmer Shainberg’s first feature outing since 2006’s “Fur,” “The Big Shoe” follows a show designer (Sturgess) whose family want to use his designs to make mass-produced knock-offs for fast profit. The family hires a muse (Stewart) and a psychotherapist (Banks) to lure him back to work when he breaks free from the family.

The film is described by Shainberg as combining eroticism and humor in the same vein as his 2002 film “Secretary.”

Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance Productions will produce the film, which is scripted by Shainberg and Mickey Birnbaum. Lensing is set to begin June 17.

HanWay Films handles international sales. CAA are handling domestic rights.

Filed Under:

Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more