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Welcome back, Halle Berry. The actress, once voted the most beautiful woman in the world, hasn't graced the big screen as much as we would like lately: In the last six years she's only been in three films, including 'X-Men: The Last Stand.' But now, according to Deadline Hollywood, Berry has committed to lead an ensemble cast in 'Shoe Addicts Anonymous,' an adaptation of the St. Martin's Press novel about four Chicago women from different ethnic backgrounds who form a support group because they share two things in common: They are shoe addicts who wear the same size. The film, which will be directed by Paul Weiland ('Made of Honor'), has no domestic distributor yet. Berry will make the film before she stars on Broadway in Katori Hall's 'The Mountaintop,' in which she plays a hotel maid who delivers a meal to Martin Luther King Jr. on the evening before he's assassinated. Welcome back, Halle Berry. The actress, once voted the most beautiful woman in the world, hasn't graced the big screen as much as we would like lately: In the last six years she's only been in three films, including 'X-Men: The Last Stand.' But now, according to Deadline Hollywood, Berry has committed to lead an ensemble cast in 'Shoe Addicts Anonymous,' an adaptation of the St. Martin's Press novel about four Chicago women from different ethnic backgrounds who form a support group because they share two things in common: They are shoe addicts who wear the same size. The film, which will be directed by Paul Weiland ('Made of Honor'), has no domestic distributor yet. Berry will make the film before she stars on Broadway in Katori Hall's 'The Mountaintop,' in which she plays a hotel maid who delivers a meal to Martin Luther King Jr. on the evening before he's assassinated.

Hunky Gael Garcia Bernal, the Mexican-born actor who starred in 'Y Tu Mama Tambien,' 'The Motorcycle Diaries' and 'Letters to Juliet,' has signed on to play opposite Israeli actress Hani Furstenberg in the independent thriller 'The Loneliest Planet,' Deadline Hollywood reports. The film, which begins shooting July 26 in the Republic of Georgia, centers on a young couple backbacking through the Caucasus Mountains who get more than they bargained for when they hire a local guide to make it through the isolated wilderness.

If you steal it, they will come. 20th Century Fox is mounting a biopic about the Barefoot Bandit, 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore who, in the last several years, has wandered the Pacific Northwest and Canada as an outlaw, allegedly stealing at least five small aircraft, a boat and two cars, as well as burglarizing at least 100 homes. According to Variety, scribe Dustin Lance Black ('Milk') will write the screenplay while David Gordon Green ('Pineapple Express ') is in final talks to direct. The film will be based on 'Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw,' a book proposal by Bob Friel,who profiled the teen in the January issue of Outside magazine. Harris-Moore is now in custody in SeaTac, Wash., after his arrest in the Bahamas on July 11.

Hugh Dancy, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley Knight and Janet Montgomery are joining the Paul Rudd comedy 'My Idiot Brother,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film centers on an idealist who invades the homes of his three successful sisters, played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. Dancy, will play a pretentious painter friend of Deschanel's character; Hahn will be Rudd's ex-girlfriend; Knight will be his overbearing mother; and Montgomery will portray a British aristocrat. The feature is currently filming in New York City.

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