July 21, 2010


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.

shoe_addicts_anonymous_beth_harbison_book_coverHere’s the product description courtesy of Amazon:

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 of the house).

On Tuesday nights, these women meet to trade shoes and, in the process, form friendships that will help them each triumph over their problems — from secret pasts to blackmail, bankruptcy, and dating.

Funny, emotional, and powerful, Shoe Addicts Anonymous is a perfect read for any woman who has ever struggled to find the perfect fit.

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