Working Title has optioned the film rights to “In My Shoes,” the 2013 autobiography of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon.
Mellon had a troubled childhood but rose up to become a young editor at Vogue. She soon formed a partnership with Malaysia-born cobbler Choo, whose footwear she developed into a billion-dollar brand. Soon there was a struggle for control of the company.
The story will kick off at the point after Mellon is let go at Vogue, does a stint in rehab and goes on to form Jimmy Choo – all the while dealing with estrangement from her mother and having to handle private-equity suits trying to take over the company. Comedian-screenwriter Laura Solon (“Hot in Cleveland”) is penning the script with Working Title now out to directors.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing the film which is aiming to be a female-skewing big fashion comedy said to be part “The Devil Wears Prada” and part “Trainwreck”.