Watch this great trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, the film is an adaptation of James Thurber’s classic story of a man who day dreams as a way of escaping life. As far as trailers go, this one has certainly grabbed our attention. It’s great to see Stiller directing again with what looks like a beautiful oddity.
The story was previously adapted in 1947. Norman Z. McLeod directed Danny Kaye in the lead role.
Read the official synopsis underneath the trailer.
Official Synopsis for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty:
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.
Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn.
Written by Steve Conrad (The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happiness).
ETA: USA – 25 December, 2013.