Steve Shainberg (“Secretary,” “Fur”) has nailed cast and funding for his latest sexy dramedy, “The Big Shoe,” which will star Jim Sturgess and Susan Sarandon.
AngelWorld Entertainment, which on Saturday launched a $150 million equity fund, will finance and produce, the company announced at the Cannes festival on Sunday.
“The Big Shoe” follows Nate (Sturgess), a gifted shoe designer forced to break free from a family who want to cheapen his art for their own commercial gain. Sarandon plays an overbearing mother who hires a psychotherapist and a 'muse' to lure Nate back to work.
Director Steve Shainberg said: "’The Big Shoe’ provides the opportunity to explore a playful, romantic, sexy, intimate connection just as 'Secretary' did. The script combines eroticism and humor in such a unique way – where shoes are better than sex.”
Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance Productions will produce alongside AngelWorld Entertainment’s Darby Angel. HanWay Films will be handling international sales while CAA will represent the North American rights.
Georgina Goodman, the acclaimed shoe designer from England, will design the footwear showcased throughout the film. Recently, Goodman designed a pair of wedding shoes commissioned by the Royal Mint to celebrate the Royal Wedding.