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SHOE FETISH: Halle Berry, Vogue’s September cover girl, is about to go deeper into the fashion world. She’s been cast in the film “Shoe Addicts Anonymous,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Beth Harbison. The comedy, which will be released in fall 2011, is being produced by Galgos Entertainment’s Russell Nuce and Mark Bozek, and Parallel Media. Bozek was formerly president and chief executive officer of HSN Inc., launched hsn.com, and before that was vice president of broadcasting at QVC. Nuce was previously vice president and general counsel of Wear Me Apparel at Kids Headquarters.
“It’s more ‘First Wives’ Club’ than ‘Sex and the City,” said Bozek of the film, which is about four Chicago women who come together because they’re all obsessed with shoes and wear the same 7.5 size. “Halle related to it. She gets all these serious parts and said, ‘Nobody thinks of me as a comedic actress’ but she’s really funny. She also loves shoes,” he added. Bozek said they’re still in the process of casting three other female parts. The movie will be filmed this fall in Chicago and Michigan.
Bozek is also involved in another fashion project that puts his home shopping background to work. He and Nuce are the executive producers of “SelleVision,” which is a black comedy about a fictitious shopping network. A half-hour pilot, written by Bryan Fuller, creator of “Pushing Daisies,” will air this fall on NBC.