Fox has released a six-minute trailer and poster for Ben Stiller’s upcoming adaptation of James Thurber’s short story of the same-name The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller both directs and stars in the film as a daydreaming Life Magazine employee who has to start going on real adventures in order to track down an elusive photographer (Sean Penn) and a missing photo.
The early reviews of the film have been polarizing by critics and looks like a film that could turn into a cult favorite. Which isn’t a bad thing at all but not quite what Fox is looking for in their big Christmas release. Add that with Runner, Runner and The Counselor and its been a rough couple months.
The cast includes Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt also star.
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.