I remember seeing the original “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” starring Danny Kaye way, way back in the day. I don’t remember too much from it, but I remember I liked it. It was about an Everyman who daydreams about wild adventures, is all I pretty much recall from it, though.
The movie, based on a story by James Thurber, will be getting a remake courtesy of Ben Stiller, who will star and direct the film about the titular Walter Mitty, “a timid magazine photo manager (Stiller) who daydreams of exciting adventures, only to find himself in an adventure of his own when he goes in search of a missing negative.”
“Bridesmaids” Kristen Wiig is currently in talks to play Stiller’s love interest, the woman of his dreams who appears in his real life as his co-worker and also his fantasies. I guess now we know why Wiig had no interest in doing another “Bridesmaids”. Girl is buuuuuuusy.
The film is set to shoot this April in New York and Iceland.
Via : THR