Goodman and Cusack go Shopaholic

This wildly off-beat comedy is about a male dancer (Paul Mercurio) who refuses to follow the accepted rules of ballroom dancing and creates his own style of choreography, which infuriates the ballroom dancing establishment. Before he’s scheduled to compete in the Pan-Pacific ballroom championships, he’s forced to take up a new partner (Tara Morice), a beginner who initially seems without promise. With his help, she turns into an assured and wonderful dancer. Baz Luhrmann’s visual style may be too bright, gaudy and exaggerated for some tastes, yet he treats his characters with compassion, which makes Strictly Ballroom such an engaging comedy.~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide

John Goodman and Joan Cusack have joined the cast of rom com ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’. The film is also set to star Isla Fisher as magazine writer Becky Bloomwood, who finds increasingly desperate ways to cope with her mounting debts. Goodman and Cusack will play her parents. Hugh Dancy and Krysten Ritter  are already on board as her editor and best friend respectively. The film, based on the bestselling novel by Sophie Kinsella, will be directed by PJ Hogan and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.


The film will be shot in New York and Connecticut.