A first trailer has been released for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a new adaption of the James Thurber short story that first appeared in The New Yorker in 1939. Thurber’s short story was previously adapted in the 1947 film of the same name, which starred Danny Kaye in the title role.
The movie is directed by and stars Ben Stiller as a daydreamer who often escapes to his own fantasy worlds. It also stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn, and will arrive in theaters on Christmas day.
You can read a synopsis and check out the first trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty below.
Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
For some reason Fox is yanking the trailer from YouTube, so we’ll have to make due until they finally put it up on their own channel.