Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig star in the first trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Just yesterday I was complaining about not seeing a trailer for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY yet and today my complaints have been addressed. Fox has debuted the first look at the Ben Stiller film and even though I scoffed at the idea this could compete during Oscar season, the trailer at least gives me hope it could be this year’s LIFE OF PI. Check out the trailer below and see if you’ll work this into your Christmas plans this year. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Katheryn Hahn, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Adrian Martinez, Joey Slotnick and Sean Penn. Ben Stiller is also directing the comedy adventure that is slated to hit theaters Christmas Day.
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is actually a remake of the 1974 musical starring Danny Kaye. In the updated, non musical version of the film, Ben Stiller plays Walter Mitty, a photo editor at LIFE magazine who gets made fun of by his friends and coworkers because he spends his time daydreaming. That also makes it hard for him to get close to the woman he longs for (Kristen Wiig). His constant daydreaming inspires him to go on a series of quests to locate a missing image taken by a reclusive photographer (Sean Penn), but in fact, his journey leads him to find himself instead.