has really outdone himself in a new trailer for his epic-scale flick The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
in which he co-stars with Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Kathryn Hahn
and Sean Penn
Based on the short story by James Thurber, Stiller‘s latest directorial effort premiered to mixed-but-passionate reviews at the New York Film Festival this past weekend. That is a major liberty he’s taken in telling the original story which seems decidedly uncinematic.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
is the globe-spanning fantasy adventure film
in Stiller’s quirky comedic style that will hit theaters this coming Christmas Day.
Check out a brand new trailer, which is a fair representation of the film, but doesn’t really give anything away.
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.