20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for director Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The film stars Ben Stiller as a meek LIFE Magazine photo editor who, incapable of standing up for himself in the real world, retreats to his globe-spanning fantasy world where he becomes his poised, confident polar-opposite.
Just like the first trailer, we see strong fantastical elements in this adventure film of self discovery. It looks like Stiller called in a lot of favors with Fox to get this made, I can’t imagine it was easy to get funding. The trailers and photos all suggest a visually stunning film and early reviews have been mixed but passionate among supporters. Stiller has been directing for over 20 years and anytime he steps behind the camera he’s delivered a worth-wild project.
The supporting cast includes Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn.
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.