Ben Stiller's 'Secret Life' Secret
By DAVID WEINER
October 07, 2013
Ben Stiller premiered his remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at the 2013 New York Film Festival this weekend alongside co-stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt and others, and we have the red-carpet highlights -- including Ben's secret to capturing the humanity of the story!
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?
First made into a film in 1947 starring Danny Kaye, the new Walter Mitty co-stars Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn – gesturing to Walter to join him on his next philanthropic adventure.