Finally, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” will be exposed before the entire world.
According to Deadline, Ben Stiller is set to make the long-gestating film, based on the classic 1939 James Thurber short story, his next film. Stiller will star as the suburban man who daydreams himself into tales of heroism and adventure. One of Thurber’s best short stories, it was made into a 1947 film starring Danny Kaye.
A number of stars, including Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell, have been rumored to be interested in the part; Sacha Baron Cohen was most recently rumored to be in talks for the part, in April 2010.