The first trailer for Ben Stiller’s reimagining of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has landed and not a moment too soon. Since Movie Fanatic heard that Stiller was directing and starring in the film that was a classic vehicle for Hollywood icon Danny Kaye, we couldn’t wait to see what Stiller would come up with. After all, in many ways, Stiller is a modern version of Kaye.
The first trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has landed and it shows off not only Stiller’s wicked wit, but also his co-stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn.
The film is based on the short story by James Thurber that follows a day-dreamer who constantly escapes into a world he has created that only exists in his mind. His dreams are the exact opposite of his real life as they are filled with romance, adventure and thrills.
In Stiller’s version, Mitty brings his day-dreaming world to life and takes off on an adventure in the real world that could finally be something to let him let go of his fantasy world.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty lands in theaters December 25. That’s one crowded Christmas release day as 47 Ronin, Jack Ryan, American Hustle (whose American Hustle photos we just published) and Grudge Match also arrive. And just days prior -- December 20 -- finds Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Saving Mr. Banks with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.