Kristen Stewart, who’s been anxious to line up some films to start fleshing out her post-“Twilight” career, reportedly has signed on for a role in Steven Shainberg’s erotic comedy “The Big Shoe,” about fashion fetishism.
Shainberg says the film will combine eroticism and humor like his 2002 dark comedy “Secretary,” which means Stewart’s role will likely include one or more nude scenes.
The 22-year-old actress will be joining Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess, according to deadline.
Some reports had pronounced Stewart’s career severely damaged after her cheating scandal last summer with “Snow White and the Huntsman” Director Rupert Sanders. For a time, it was also rumored that she had been bounced from a Snow White sequel.
But both reports appear to be highly exaggerated. She’s been cast in the comedy film “Focus” about a veteran grifter who takes a young woman under his wing, only to fall in love with her. The film is in pre-production, according to IMDb, which tracks movies. Casting is still up in the air, however.
A sequel to “Snow White” is also reported to be in the works, with Stewart, possibly Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth reprising their roles. Sanders, however, is not slated to direct.
“The Big Shoe” centers around Sturgess, who plays a gifted shoe designer. He rebels from the family firm when they decide to use some of his designs for cheaper knock-offs. Its up to Banks, who plays a psychotherapist, and Stewart, who plays muse Delphi, to convince him to stay with the company, according to a film synopsis.
Shainberg’s “Secretary,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lesley Ann Warren and James Spader, dealt with bondage and sadomasochism.
Gyllenhaal, who appeared naked in the film, gave a breakthrough performance and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Perhaps, this could be Stewart’s shot at a major award, even if she has to take off her clothes. She said she was comfortable doing nude scenes in her Jack Kerouac movie “On the Road.” She would do others if the part called for it.
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