Ben Stiller looks lonely in new images from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Fox seems giddy about their big budget family film, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. The film has the cherished Christmas day release date and early word is that Fox is planning an Oscar campaign for the film. Ben Stiller does have some directing talent and he has a way with family oriented comedies, so maybe Fox has something here. Since we haven’t seen a trailer yet, it’s hard to know if Fox is right to be excited or is way off base with their aspirations for the Ben Stiller film. In fact, all we’ve seen so far are simple images of Ben Stiller alone, despite the great cast that will be joining him in the film. But normally we get a few stills before a trailer, so here’s hoping we’ll get a trailer some time soon. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Katheryn Hahn, Patton Oswalt, Joey Slotnick, Adrian Martinez 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. (Empire)