Kristen Joins Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess in Steven Shainberg’s 'The Big Shoe'




From Deadline:
Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks are joining Jim Sturgess in Steven Shainberg’s The Big Shoe. HanWay Films is handling the project here at the EFM. Secretary director Shainberg is helming from a script he wrote with Mickey Birnbaum. Sturgess plays a gifted shoe designer forced to break free from a family who want to turn his designs into mass-produced knock-offs. The family hires psychotherapist Mary Kay (Banks) and muse Delphi (Stewart) to lure him back to work. Shainberg says the film will combine eroticism and humor in a similar way to dark comedy Secretary. Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance produces and Richard Middleton and Christina Lurie are executive producing
From THR:
CANNES -- Steven Shainberg is returning to the director's chair for sexy comedic drama The Big Shoe, starring Jim Sturgess and Susan Sarandon.

The Big Shoe -- featuring footwear designed for the film by England's Georgina Goodman -- will be financed by a new $150 million equity film fund announced this week by AngelWorld Entertainment.

Shainberg (Secretary, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus) is set to start shooting this fall from a script he co-wrote with Mickey Birnbaum. The project reteams Sarandon and Sturgess, who will be seen in Focus Features' Cloud Atlas, from Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski.
From Variety:
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.
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92 Responses to Kristen Joins Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess in Steven Shainberg’s 'The Big Shoe'

  1. "the film will combine eroticism and humor" - What's with Kristen and these types of films? It seems all her pics outside of Twilight are sexual in nature. I get she's trying to break away from her Bella image, but really, I wish she would do something else.

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    1. What other movies has done like this? What pics are talking about? I can't recall any. And she's not trying to break away from Bella. She's proud of Twilight. She's said it so many damn times. Lastly, the work she chooses is to her liking not yours.

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    2. I don't think it's got anything to do with leaving Bella behind, she handled tough subjects with her characters before Twilight came along, plus she genuinely seemed to love Bella. I think it's more her pushing herself to play characters different from herself and do things she'd never do in her own life. I bet Delphi has a backstory or complicated relationship with the Shoe Designer that lured Kristen in. Just my opinion!

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    3. honestly i dont think i have seen hardly any popular movies with at least a little bit of eroticism. hell breaking dawn had some of that! So what exactly are you complaining about?

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    4. I think it will be fun...Sarandon and Banks are in it too so its gotta be a good one! Seriously looking forward to it.

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    5. yes the same i mean i don't want a sexual image of kristen or the queen of eroticism on the screen but i think she can give much more like an actress in other roles

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    6. totally agree with you kristen is a very good actress and why necessary this type of roles if she can offer much more .. not because are bad movies no but i don't want to kristen like the next sharon sone..

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    7. You know what, it's with Jim Sturgess, so she can get as erotic as she wants with that guy! Lol, kidding, but I love him! But if it's also a comedy, then even the erotisicm part is gonna be in a lighter spirit I guess. It's true what you say, though. Actually I can't really understand why some actresses are so drawn to this type of roles. Like Dakota Fanning, she only turned 18 last year and she did her first nude scene (and I think a sex scene too).
      But anyway, let's not make assumptions, I'm already excited about this movie because of the cast. Let's just wait and see more details in the future. And Elizabeth Banks too, who is probably one of the coolest women ever, and she is incredibly beautiful.

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    8. i agree but this project sounds pretty cool though

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    9. I agree with you! That's why I cannot wait to see her in Focus. Cant wait to see her in comedy!

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    10. I get where you're coming from, but I don't think it's as much Kristen deliberately trying to break free from her 'Bella image' as the fact that this is just the type of material she feels drawn to at this point in her life, for whatever reason. Understanding how very intuitive her process is in choosing the projects she decides to be a part of... maybe there's something brewing in her subconscious mind that she's attempting to work through right now?? Just a theory, of course, but anything is possible. She'll move on to something different when she's ready. Besides, this is a FANTASTIC & quite like-minded group of people she'll be working alongside, especially with the more seasoned & mature women (Sarandon & Banks) involved. I bet Kristen will grow so much through this experience... I'm really excited for her!

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    11. lol calm down. not all of her movies are sexual. people just choose to see what they want to of Kristen. Kristen has already established herself. There is no need for her to turn away from Twilight.

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    12. Please, there is currently a movie that hasn't eroticism? Only action films and Kristen isn't for these.

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    13. To anon 12:34
      You need to differentiate between plain sexual and a sexy comedic drama which TBS is. This will allow Kristen to stretch her acting range. I think Kristen will be amazing in this movie.

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    14. Shut up ! She pick whatever she like , she is young and beautiful WHY NOT ! She is sexy so go for it . Whatever she chooses as a fan I am there for her movies

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    15. Please don't be rude, Anon 4:52 pm.

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  2. Kristen we have been waiting so long for you to be starring in another film. I am so pleased for you and this one sounds fun. Way to go Kristen.

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  3. This sounds so cool,and I love the idea that the shoe line might be available for purchase with the proceeds going to charity. I love dark comedies. I know it's early in the process, but I'm really excited.

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  4. wow this is great new is good to have news about kristen's work and i'm sure she are going to awesome us with this work like others ..bravo bravo!!!!

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  5. excuse me, "It seems all her pics outside of Twilight are sexual in nature", um the The runaways, dealt with rock and roll, welcome to the Reilly's dealt with the negative effects of sexuality as it forced a young girl to use her own sexuality to survive, SWATH - a retold fairy tale., etc. Speak - rape, as a Kristen fan I am annoyed with the assumption that she only makes sexy movies, On the road was an examination in freedom and sexual liberation, this is not the 50's and Kristen is a 22 soon to be 23 year old woman, Meryl Streep, kate winslet, Nicole Kidman, all the greats took chances and explored different themes in their work, so should K. to survive this industry, so please get a clue

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    1. No need to be rude.

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    2. I do not think Anon February 7, 2013 at 1:20 PM is rude!

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    3. Then it's clear you must BE Anon 1:20 pm! :-)

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    4. Which party was rude???

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    5. Anon 1:20 pm / Anon 11:24 pm -----> same person

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  6. She gets to work with Susan Sarandon - way to go!! So glad to hear she's got another film to work on.

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  7. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Another film to look forward to!!! I love of Kristen's films! Wonder when this was arranged.....no pap pics of her going to meetings and no rumour of a new film role untill it was actually finalised....seriously I'm gonna call her ninja-stew from now on!

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  8. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Another film to look forward to!!! I love of Kristen's films! Wonder when this was arranged.....no pap pics of her going to meetings and no rumour of a new film role untill it was actually finalised....seriously I'm gonna call her ninja-stew from now on!

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  9. Congrats to kristen I'm excited already!

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  10. Oh,I can't wait I'm so happy for kristen.I thank the Lord for answering my prayer to help and always bless kristen.

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  11. Yay!I'm excited and so happy for kristen for this good news.I can't wait to watch it at the cinema that is the time I only go to watch a movie.

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  12. Congratulation kristen for a new role.I'm so happy for you and God bless you always.

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  13. Take that to those haters who always say she cannot get a job in your fucking face....congrats kristen!

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  14. kristen is so nice have this news about you .. you are always great..

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  15. Ahh! Finally I'm so excited to see another film she will be in. I've been waiting for so long. Unfortunately though it won't show till probably late 2014/early 2015.

    p.s. I wish people would be more original and use something other that "Annonymous". There are other options to choose a username without giving out you email/url. Just click "Name/URL" and you can type in just the first filed a username of your choice. Disregard the "URL" field. Then press Continue. Super easy.

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  16. Anon 12:34. I hope you know that the key word is acting as in pretending. She has done a variety of films, great films. You need to take your immature tune some place else. Focus is a comedy, SWATH part 2 is an adventure. This new film is a dark comedy. What is you beef? Who are you to. Judge her career choices. If you aren't supportive, fine, but keep your negative and empy opinions to yourself.

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    1. Again, RUDE. :-/ Why all the hostility?? Everyone has the right to his/her own opinion & should be allowed to express themselves freely here. There was nothing below-the-belt about her comment... which is more than I can say about yours. You can respectfully disagree AND STILL LEARN a lot from people who don't share your particular views!

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  17. I'm really excited too- about Kristens new project... If it's a dark comedy like "Secretary" it will be funny. Can't wait to see Kristen in (a lot) of new movies. Now I'm waiting to the "On the road"-and "BD2"-DVD's. I hope I get "On the road" at Valentines Day. It'll be out in Germany at this day -great. Miss her soo much!!!

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  18. SO glad to hear of another film project for Kristen-glad she is doing films with humor in then. I confused does the start filming in June or fall?

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  19. I am real excited to see anything Kristen is in . I hope she gets every roll she wants. I want to see her up on screen for years to come !

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  20. So that's what she has been up to. So excited for her. This sounds like a really cool film.

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    1. Sherry she is the quiet one haha... Give us fans a heartache ! Love her

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  21. good luck beautifull girl,wish you the best next to sturgees uh uh uh

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  22. WOW...yeah!!! Fantastic news from Kristen... Sexy Kristen in a film which combined humor and eroticism... Maybe my husband is going to watch this movie together with me and then he'll understand why I'm a "Krisbian"... lol...

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    Oh My God... this is pathetic!! -.-

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  24. She's not looking to do another blockbuster. This interests her and she wants to do it. She certainly doesn't need the money. Kristen loves Indy movies. Theirs nothing wrong with doing different type movies. It's nobody's choice but Kristen's. You go girl!!!

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  25. YEAH !!!! I give a shout out to kristen name so she can hear we fans needed news and here she is with a new movie line up , So HAPPY !! DANCE !! ( : GO KRISTEN YEAH !!!!

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  26. I'm just a proud fan with a big smile on my face. The haters can shove one of her shoes up their ass or fucking play in traffic IDGAF! @indazed :)

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  27. I was hoping to some news on another movie for Kristen. I'm so happy she's picked another project and look forward to hearing more about it.

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  28. This is great news.I'm so happy for kristen,I cannot wait to see this movie already anything to do with kristen sure I gonna watch it.

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  29. The next time someone screams out "Kristen where are you?". Now you know. She is making things happen, like making a good life for herself. So happy right now.

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  30. Finally...iam so excited for FOCUS and THE BIG SHOE!!!

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  31. good for kristen but i wish more later she could do characters about depression ,maniatic , obsession more dark not only show that body

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  32. i love all movies about kristen and hope this one make it grow more like the actress that she is i hope one day she make a movie about a murder young woman like charlize did it i think she could be fantastic!!!!!!

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  33. so glad for you kristen sussan is a great one one of my favorites always.. bravo!!!!!!!1

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  34. I am so happy for Kristen:) I hope she fills this year with 3 or 4 movies because I will be so looking forward to watching her movies. I miss Kristen. I can't wait to watch On the Road this March in my city. I've been waiting for a long time to see this movie. I am looking forward to Focus and The Big Shoe. I love all the movie roles Kristen takes and all the movies she's involved in. Kristen changed the way I choose movies I watch now and the movies that interest me. I used to only watch romantic comedies but since I started admiring and loving Kristen, my movie selections has broadened. Thanks,Kristen:)

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  35. you go girl , I'm so happy for you

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  36. I'm really excited to see her new movies, I love her and miss her so much, wow...yes, good news, I'm so happy for you my baby girl

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  37. I am so proud of Kristen for landing this role, this must have been what she's been doing all this time in New York. I'm glad she got a job, I know she's going to love it. Comedy is going to be a great adventure for her, I'm sure she'll love being funny. Kristen loves Indi films, in fact I think she'd rather be doing these small intimate low budget films it's her passion. I think she'll establish herself more as an Indi actress then blockbuster movie star, she's more comfortable in that world. I'm glad we'll get to see her again soon, she must be missing Rob, I bet he was so proud when she told him she got this role. Kristen's choice of Character doesn't mean that she's trying to get rid of Bella, Kristen is so proud of the Twilight Saga and how much they mean to her. Bella will always be in her heart, Always. I think Kristen believes that because of Bella she found Rob her personal Edward. I also think Kristen believes that it's time to show people what she's made of without Bella. it doesn't mean she wants to leave Bella behind she just wants everyone to see her in a different light. Kristen chooses the women that she plays because they reflect something of her or they speak to her. All the women Kristen plays are strong, spirited sometimes troubled girls who in the end find out who they really are. Kristen is a strong independent woman and she really believes in empowering young women that's why she chooses all these troubled girls who go on a journey ad find themselves to empower all the women who watch her. I love the Twilight Saga it's my favorite series of books and movies but I think besides the Twilight saga the movie Kristen did that stuck with me was the Cake Eaters I think that was one of the best movies of Kristen's that I've seen she's amazing in it As Georgia, she really worked hard to be able to look like someone who had Fredrix's ataxia. Georgia really resonated with me because I have a genetic disorder. what I have is not degenerative but I could understand Georgia wanting to have a little bit of independence and time where she doesn't think about her disorder. The women Kristen plays have spirit and strength and that's the true meaning of 'girl power' according to Kristen.

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    1. well said @Jenna

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    2. Love your comment- I love Twilight books and movies but I also think Cake Eaters was her best.

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  38. Yassssss! Excited to see her name associated with project. And shes playing alongside respected actors. Banks and sarandon, come on! And sturgess is one of the most talented british actors along with ben barnes and tom sturridge. Theyre legit!

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  39. This movie sounds stupid I want something better for Kristen

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    1. lets wait and see before we make any judgement shall we?!

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    2. Leave it to the professionals kay

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    3. I actually find this movie good for Kristen,it's a comedy,i don't remember Kristen doing comedy before,it maybe dark but it still a comedy.This is what Kristen needs right now ,a fun movie and a very good actor and actresses to work with.I mean Susan Sarandon & Jim Sturgess and Banks,she's in very good Company,couldn't be happier for her,you go Kristen!!!

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  40. I get so excited for Kristen news. I absolutely live her! A new movie is always a good thing. She makes good choices!

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  41. I'M OF THE GENERATION OF JONNNY DEPP ,HELENA BOHAN CARTER ,WINONA RIDER TALKING ABOUT CINEMA ,BUT WHEN I SAW KRISTEN I GOT CURIOSITY AND THE I SAW HER ; INTO THE WILD WITH SEAN A HUGE ACTOR THAT I FOLLOW AND ADMIRED AND ALL WAS LIKE A PUZZLE CAUSE SHE WAS IN RELATION WITH PEOPLE THAT I KNEW AND THEN I GOT INTEREST AND I SAY TO MYSELF HEY THIS GIRL IS NOT ONLY TWILIGHT .. I LOVE IT' ,THIS GIRL IS MUCH MORE AND I WAS LIKE CRAZY LOOKING ABOUT HER AND I ADMIRED MORE BECAUSE SHE IS SO HEAD IN HIS SHOULDERS GOD ..WELL EVEN THAT I'M NOT A TEEN LIKE MOSTLY ALL OF THE GIRLS OF THE SITE I CHOSE TO KRISTEN YES THE BEST OF HIS GENERATION IN MY TIME WAS KATE WINSLET WITH TITANIC AND LOOK THE GREAT ACTRESS THAT SHE IS IT WAS SIMILAR WITH KRISTEN WITH TWILIGHT ..AND IN THE ACTING WORLD YOU HAVE IT OR YOU DON'T AND KRISTEN HAVE IT..

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  42. KRISTE TU ERES LA MEJOR ARRIBA KRISTEN!!!!!!!!

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  43. Sounds like an interesting movie with great cast. I'm happy for Kristen. She got to do what's she like as an actress.

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  44. I'm a tad bit concerned about this comedy in the genre of 'Secretary.' Since I'm a huge fan of James Spader, I bought 'Secretary' in December. It has tons of really funny parts, it also has a few parts that made me cringe. I hope this movie starring our lovely Kristen will be tastefully done by Shainberg. I also like all the other actors...I trust it must be a good script for them to sign on.

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    1. same here!! lol, i was surprised no one else brought it up. i only saw the beginning of the movie bc the whole sexual submission thing was.. weird, but yeah it made me raise an eyebrow when i searched it and realized it was that movie. i'm not too nervous, though. nothing in the synopsis is fetish eroticism.. yet.. idk, shoes/feet, it could be a possibility, but hopefully not! lol.

      and yes, good people attached. soo excited about jim sturgess and susan sarandon. and i think kristen playing a muse is a great role for her. i hope it's an excellent movie w. great acting, directing, writing, all of the above. :)

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  45. So....HAPPY TODAY !! KRISTEN GO GIRL !!!

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  46. Robsten !!! It feel good to be kind and forgiving love you guys we are family here

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    1. At long last. Kristen you have really been a dark horse and used your away time to chose another project carefully. Good on you girl, way to go. Very strong cast and I am sure you will be wonderful in this film. Lots of happiness to you and Rob.

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  47. wow, so many trolls/haters here tonite, only do movies that show her body? really, lol. Oh the movie sounds stupid? seriously and you want her to do darker roles about depression, ok here are some of her films:
    Speak - Rape
    The messengers - Haunting
    Welcome to the Reilly's - prostitution
    In the Land of women - death and cancer
    The Cake Eater's = Fredrix's ataxia
    and let's not forget Twilight Saga - Necrophilia (love with a dead man), horrific childbirth, death and rebirth, get it.. so if she wants to do a few comedies I think she's over due..

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    1. Thank you for your comment-Jesus-give Kristen a freaking break.

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  48. totally agree with you .. but i wish to see her in the future , not yesterday not now , to see her like a wife , a young working woman w/ kids or filming with tarantino you know but not now maybe in the future besides the word depression is very very hard and have so many storys that is what i talking about not that kristen never make one i know and i love his films and she can offer much more because of the great actress that she is .. is just my opinion and that is good this comments are diversity and support at the same

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  49. kristen is the best and i know that like the actress she is i hope see his work and comment in 10 or 20 years , 30 years more!!!!!!

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  50. """Big Shoe"""" did you guys saw the pic with the shoe is so huge haha... That give me an idea Kristen used the shoe and kick those haters ass....till it hurt haha... So funny love to see it real life drama !!!! Wahaha....

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  51. glad to hear news about kristen, I miss seeing her face, I've been going around youtube just to see clips of her movies. Now we can see her in her new project. Can't wait! :)

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  52. Bring on some sturgess-stewart sexy times... if theres any lol.
    I think kristen prefer dark comedy over slapstick comedy. And shes not really the main cast so we dont need to worry about the erotica part that much.

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    1. REALLY?! Not that I am worried AT ALL about the erotica aspect of the movie (Kristen can do whatever she wants -- she's a grown woman... no need to hang on to some false, virginal image of her), but as the creative 'muse' hired by the shoe designer's exploitive family to draw him back into doing business with them, it seems to me that K will be the inspiration & SOURCE of the erotica... as it SHOULD be!! ~ insert pervy smirk here ~ She is smokin' hot, mysterious, & sooooo very seductive... couldn't be more perfect for this role, IMO!! She's wise to do these roles while she can, anyway... time passes so quickly... & sadly in HW, a woman in her mid-to-late 30's won't be asked to play these types of parts. Make hay while the sun shines, K... I guess we'll be seeing a lot of your lovely feet in this film?? ;-) Hee-hee-hee...

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  53. Why are you guys worried? Don't you remember that it was Kristen idea to make Twilight a movie not 'teen material' (blame summit if it was)? She wanted something more mature and Rob was 100% with her? SWATH was the same. She is going to be an amazing director one day too. Wonderful actress and awesome director some years from now. Rob's off screen MUSE is now an ON screen muse too, And a MUSE is always a MUSE. ;)

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  54. I'm so, so happy for the good news about Kristen. I'm proud of her. Today is a happy day :)

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  55. Congratulations to Kristen for her new project. She never chooses boring projects and can not wait to see her!

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  56. Best news ever ;)

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  57. Sounds kinda boring hope it's better than it sounds.

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