James Thurber is most famous as a cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker in the 1930s and 40s. He published “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” in The New Yorker in March of 1939. It tells the story of an aging man who, though inept and bumbling in real life, passes his day with a series of fantasies in which he takes on the role of any number of powerful, bold, decisive men.
The story has become an American classic, and Mitty a famous literary character. The word “Mittyesque” can even be found in The American Heritage Dictionary.
Stars Kristen Wiig as his love interest, and Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt, and Kathryn Hahn.
While Stiller is known for his great work behind the camera on Tropic Thunder and Zoolander, Walter Mitty is definitely his most adult work to date. Trailer will hit soon so stay tuned because this will be the one to watch.