Looks like someone’s getting in a nice product placement with Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. A certain online dating site apparently figures pretty prominently into the film’s story. Normally movies would just make up a movie version of a real thing/place/business, but here they actually went with the actual dating service, so I can only imagine some money changed hands. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.
In any case, check out your first clip from “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. It’s two minutes long and shows that ol Ben Stiller is going for some really ambitious set-ups in this one. Which is a bit unexpected from the guy who gave us “Zoolander” and “Tropic Thunder”, but you gotta grow up sometime, right?
In his secret life, Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) dreams big…really, really big. There’s no challenge beyond his grasp, be it climbing a massive glacier or rescuing a senior citizen from an exploding building. When he’s not daydreaming, the not-so-secret life of Walter Mitty is the opposite of his heroic alter-ego’s; he’s just an everyday guy facing imminent career downsizing, who’s too timid to ask out his pretty co-worker (Kristen Wiig). But when Walter faces his ultimate real-world test, he springs into action on a global adventure exceeding anything even he could have dreamed of.
Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn.
Walter signs up this December 25th.