{Exclusive} Halle Berry’s “Shoe Addicts Anonymous” Lands Writer Jenni Ross

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〉 Ross will pen the latest draft of the romantic comedy, based on the 2007 best-selling novel.

Universal‘s adaptation of the ’s 2007 best-seller has just landed screenwriter , sources confirm. Ross will rewrite the romantic comedy vehicle, adding a spark of life into the long-gestating project. Ross takes over writing duties from , who penned the initial adaptation, and , who wrote the most recent draft. Made of Honor director Paul Wieland is set to direct.

The story centers around four Chicago women with a size 7 1/2 shoe who, every Tuesday night, meet to obsessively trade their Manolos, Pradas, Jimmy Choos and, in the process, form relationships that help them triumph over personal problems.

The film is being produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, with and through their , through , and  for . is overseeing for Universal.

The hiring of Ross for the rewrite adds energy to the project, which has been in development since 2010 with Berry attached to the lead of what will be an ensemble cast. A stand-up comedian, Ross’s previous credits include the MTV series Underemployed. She is currently in development with the comedy feature The Baby Shower, and as well as the pilot First Lady from executive producer Jennifer Garner.

Berry, meanwhile, recently signed on to star in two sequels to Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Ross is repped by Gersh and .

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