Back in 1947, Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo captivated audiences with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and on December 25th, Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig will give the story a fresh reboot.
In the newly-released trailer, the Meet the Parents star plays a writer at LIFE magazine who goes on a wondrous journey in order to save his own job and that of Wiigs character, whom he secretly loves.
Also starring Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Sean Penn, and Kathryn Hahn, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was a long time coming.
Producer John Goldwyn explained that he waited until writer Stuart Conrad came up with the perfect script. In every other version, the script skewed closely to the original film, and his didnt. It gave the character clarity. Thats what got Ben on board, Fox on board, got the thing moving down the track.
Stiller added, We just wanted to honor the material and tell the story pretty simply. But I think theres a lot beneath the surface in the Walter character, like the idea of what people have underneath. Thats something everybody in the cast related to.