By Jack Rico
After receiving a lengthy standing ovation at its World Premiere at the New York Film Festival, Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty‘ seems to be Oscar bound. How far it’ll get is the question. It’s a fantasy film and they don’t usually prevail at the Oscars. Here is the brand new theatrical trailer that fleshes out the plot a bit more explicitly. Have a look below…
The dramedy was loosely adapted by Steve Conrad from a 1939 James Thurber New Yorker short story, which itself was made into a musical-comedy motion picture starring Danny Kaye in 1947. The new film takes place in the present day. It stars Stiller as the title character, a good-hearted but sad-sack loner who has known sadness, sacrificed for others and worked all but invisibly for 16 years in the photo processing department at waning Life magazine. A perpetual daydreamer prone to awkwardness, he develops a crush on a co-worker (Kristen Wiig), but before he can muster the courage to do anything about it he loses a photo from a famous photographer (Sean Penn), prompting his new boss (a heavily bearded Adam Scott) to tell him that he will lose his job if he doesn’t find it. In order to track it down, Walter Mitty must finally go out and experience the world.