Based on Sophie Kinsella's novel "Confessions of a Shopaholic," the film chronicles the life of a young college graduate who uses her job as a financial journalist in New York City to support her shopping addiction. The Hollywood Reporter states that Lithgow will portray the magazine's publisher, with Thomas as an editor and Redgrave a publishing mogul. Also set for the cast are Leslie Bibb as a fashion staffer and Julie Hagerty as a business magazine assistant.
The film stars the previously announced Isla Fisher as the "shopaholic," Krysten Ritter as her best friend and Journey's End's Hugh Dancey as the editor of the magazine for which Fisher works. "Confessions of a Shopaholic" is directed by P.J. Hogan and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Tim Firth, Tracey Jackson and Kayla Alpert have adapted Kinsella's novel for the screen. "Shopaholic" is currently filming in New York and Connecticut.