I never thought someone with a name like Walter Mitty could give me goosebumps… until now.
20th Century Fox, along with producer, director, and star Ben Stiller, brings us the magnificent first trailer for The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. A remake of 1947’s like-titled musical fantasy told by Danny Kale, the film follows the title character (played by Stiller) who escapes his mundane life by living vicariously through his daydreams. It’s not until his job and the job of the co-worker he pines for (played by Kristen Wiig) are on the line that he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
Beautifully accompanied by Of Monsters And Men’s “Dirty Paws,” the trailer also features a ruggedly handsome Sean Penn and office bully Adam Scott. The cast is rounded out by the talented Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn, and Patton Oswalt.
Let’s be honest: we already knew Stiller’s blue steel pose was the epitome of perfection. But with no real history of directing a deep story under his belt (unless you count Robert Downey Jr.‘s struggle for racial identity in Tropic Thunder), it was hard to believe he could create anything with a title that doesn’t include the word “Fockers.”
This isn’t Night At The Museum, folks. Leave the presents under the tree and rush to the movies instead when The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty opens on Christmas Day.
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