Actor/comedian Patton Oswalt, who’s just coming off his critically-acclaimed performance in Young Adult, is in talks to join Ben Stiller and Kriten Wiig in 20th Century Fox’s comedy remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
The film is based on the 1947 film of the same name, which starred Danny Kaye as a timid man who spends his life daydreaming about being a heo but realises heroics aren’t all they’re cracked up to be when he gets caught up in an international conspiracy. In the new take Mitty is played by Stiller and tasked with an important mission when he is sent to find a missing negative.
Patton Oswalt will play an eHarmony consultant, who helps Walter create a dating profile. Kristen Wiig stars as the woman of Walter’s dreams, with Shirley MacLaine portraying Walter’s mother.
After several years of delays (and numerous actors having sniffed around the title role), production is finally scheduled to begin this April, with Stiller directing as well as starring. (Source: ShowBlitz)