In the tradition of “Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters” and “Jack the Giant Slayer,” MEH Films is rebooting, or re-soling, “An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.” To be directed by Battle Ship’s Peter Berg, “A Really Big Shoe.” has been described as “‘Die Hard’ in a size 9” Berg said he always wanted to tell this classic children’s story. “I remember reading it as a kid thinking. “This is cute, but where are the explosions?”
Kristen Stewart has signed on to play the old woman. “I am excited to get a chance to walk in this character’s shoes,” said the “Twilight” star, “Although you won’t be able to tell from my face. It’s great that there are still roles for women over 20. ”
Stewart will play a laced up old woman who lives in a shoe and has so many children, she’s not sure of her options. Then on Christmas Eve, after putting her many children to bed with broth, but no bread, a sinister terrorist organization with no ties to any one country (but we all know where, right?) invade her home. Stewart’s old woman character must save the day and the shoe.
No release date has been set, but one studio head did say, “The holidays are very busy for us. So we might try and shoe horn it between Christmas and New Years.”