Halle Berry has been absent from cinema-screen’s since 2007’s Things We Lost in the Fire to concentrate on raising her newly born child. It seems she’s about to make an overdue comeback. Deadline are reporting that she’s been cast in the ensemble comedy, Shoe Addicts Anonymous. The film, an adaptation of Beth Harbison’s bestselling novel, will see Berry play “an agorophobe who feeds her addiction with online shoe purchases”.

Synopsis: The comedy looks at the lives of four Chicago women from different ethnic backgrounds, bonded by two things. They are shoe addicts who wear the same size. They form a support group, swap 7.5s and become—wait for it—sole sisters. Eventually their bond goes beyond footwear.

Paul Weiland (Made of Honour) will direct from a screenplay by Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days). Filming is expected to start in the Autumn. Shoe Addicts Anonymous will be a co-production between Parallel Media and Galgos Entertainment.

This film could go either way. It does have promise but, considering most ensemble comedies, including last year’s Valentine’s Day, end up disappointing, that’s not saying much. It is, however, about time time Berry made a full-blown comeback.