James Thurber’s classic story that appeals to the dreamer in all of us has been adapted a few times to TV and film. Director Ben Stiller is taking his comic sensibilities to new heights. Combining a heart-warming story of self-discovery and companionship with some new camera tricks and special effects, this trailer exposes us to brand new territory for Stiller. This feels like a far cry from the Dodgeballs and Tropic Thunders of yesteryear. This is a Stiller who wants to explore new ground, tell new stories and perhaps even make a push during awards season.
The trailer is simple and beautiful; charm is its greatest asset, like a music video with a multi-million dollar budget and a great cast. Speaking of, Stiller has hired the likes of Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, and Patton Oswalt. The screenplay was written by Steve Conrad, who’s known for The Weather Man and The Pursuit of Happyness.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is hitting theatres on Christmas Day 2013.
Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.