20th Century Fox has released a wonderful teaser trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty from producer, director, and star Ben Stiller. In the film, Stiller plays a daydreamer who escapes the real world into thrilling fantasies. Check out the teaser trailer below.
Ben Stiller directs and stars in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, an adaptation James Thurber‘s classic story of a daydreamer (Stiller) who escapes his anonymous life as a photo manager 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.
This looks unlike anything that Ben Stiller has ever done before. When the project was first announced I thought the film is going to be in the same whimsical vein as Night at the Museum. To my surprise, this looks highly imaginative and epic in scale. It also appears that Ben Stiller is entering into more dramatic territory.
Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine, and Patton Oswalt also star. It looks like the film, the first Ben Stiller has directed since Tropic Thunder, is going to be worth paying the closest attention to. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens nationwide on December 25th. What do you think of the teaser trailer?