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Kristen Wiig in Talks to Join Ben Stiller in 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

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January 19, 2012
Source: THR

Kristen Wiig / The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Though she definitely won't be getting back in the wedding groove for a Bridesmaids sequel, "Saturday Night Live" star Kristen Wiig is taking on another comedy as THR has word that she will join Ben Stiller in the long gestating adaptation/remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty based on James Thurber's classic short story of the same name. While the new take on the story has gone through drastically different versions, Fox has settled on a plot following a timid magazine photo manager (Stiller) who daydreams of exciting adventures, only to get into an adventure of his own when he goes in search of a missing negative.

Wiig will play Stiller's co-worker and, wouldn't you know it, the girl of his dreams. After Bridesmaids, Wiig's career is taking off to do big comedies rather than just small supporting roles, and any comedy only benefits from her talents. It sounds like the film wills start shooting in April sometime with Stiller not only starring in the film but also directing and producing via his Red Hour Entertainment production banner. Ever since Steve Spielebrg was trying to get the film off the ground with Jim Carrey circling the lead role, I've been waiting to see this story hit the big screen for awhile and hope it finally happens this time.

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  • Anonymous
    I hope that in his attempt to update "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" that Ben Stiller does not lose sight of why the original film is so special. The original film is bitter sweet, ironic, and naively satirical.

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