Ben Stiller will reboot The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Ben Stiller is in negotiations to take on the title role in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. This reboot seems to have been bouncing around Hollywood for awhile and now it has landed at 20th Century Fox and in the capable hands of screenwriter Steve Conrad (THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS). Now that a script and actor is in place, things are going to move forward fast as Stiller wants this to be his next feature film. The studio hopes to get a director on board soon and start shooting this fall.
As stated before, this is a reboot of a 1947 film that originally starred Danny Kaye (I LOVE him) that followed a daydreaming pulp-fiction writer who still lives at home with an overprotective mom. His fantastical dreams feature him as a hero and when a mysterious lady gives him a book that contains a map for some treasure, he goes on an adventure and ends up in the middle of a conspiracy. He soon realizes that being a real-life hero is not all it’s cracked up to be.