The last time Stiller was seen behind the camera for a feature was Tropic Thunder, earning Robert Downey, Jr. his second Oscar nomination. Five years later, things are once more looking very good for Stiller’s upcoming film ahead of the awards season.
With the film due out at Christmas in the States, Fox launched the first teaser trailer over the summer, to a brilliant reception. And with the film officially making its debut at the NYFF this month – you can read our review here – the studio has now released the full theatrical trailer.
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.
Stiller is front and centre as the eponymous Walter Mitty, with Kristen Wiig starring opposite in the female lead. And joining the two is a brilliant cast, led by Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn, Patton Oswalt, and Shirley MacLaine.
Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness) is the man behind the script, with the film remaking the 1947 film of the same name, which is itself based on a short story by James Thurber.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will be released in the US on December 25th, and will follow a day later in the UK on Boxing Day. If you weren’t already, you should start to get excited for this right about now. In the meantime, here’s the new trailer. Enjoy.