Ben Stiller directed and stars in the new film, in which an obsessive daydreamer finally decides to face reality and take life into his own hands.
Planned for release this Christmas, 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' now has an official trailer. Since 'Tropic Thunder' (2008), Ben Stiller seems to have turned away from pure comedy to explore more reflective roles such as this one.
Accompanied by the song 'Dirty Paws' by the band Of Monsters and Men, the video is a series of shots from what looks to be an engaging and impressive opus. Ben Stiller will portray a somewhat anxious LIFE magazine employee who dreams of adventures, fame and his co-worker, played by Kristen Wiig ('Bridesmaids')
Tired of daydreaming, and at the urging of a character played by Sean Penn, Walter decides to take control of his destiny.
'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' is loosely based on the widely anthologized short story of the same title, written by James Thurber in 1939. The film has been adapted to film once before, by Norman Z. McLeod in 1947.