New Trailer: Ben Stiller Escapes to 'Secret Life'

by David Weiner 12:14 PM PDT, July 30, 2013
Photo: 20th Century Fox

It's amazing how a great song can elevate a simple movie trailer to greatness. The first trailer out of the gate for the Ben Stiller remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has the right alchemy of sound and vision, courtesy of Dirty Paws by Of Monsters and Men. Watch and enjoy…

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In theaters Christmas Day, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty stars Stiller (who also directs) as the ordinary, average Joe of James Thurber's classic New Yorker story who consistently daydreams to escape his mundane, anonymous life. Disappearing into a fantasy world filled with heroism, romance and action, can Walter turn his dreams into reality when his job is threatened?

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First made into a film in 1947 starring Danny Kaye, the new Walter Mitty co-stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn – gesturing to Walter to join him on his next philanthropic adventure.