20th Century Fox has released the trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller directs and stars with Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn.
There is another movie from 1947 of the same name starring Danny Kaye and an original short story by James Thurber (written in 1939), but the concept seems perfectly timeless in that it captures the “escapist” mentality of those who daydream of a better, more exciting life.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based on 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 (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.
I must add Sean Penn looks remarkable in the trailer to watch it below!