You'd better believe it.
Another intriguing trailer has been released for Ben Stiller’s Oscar-baiting directorial whimsy, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
(Very) loosely based on James Thurber’s iconic 1939 short story, it does have the slight feel of an indie Forrest Gump. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The synopsis for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty reads thus:
Ben Stiller directs and stars in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life 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.
Early reviews seem to agree that Ben Stiller hasn’t quite fashioned the masterpiece he had hoped for, but that the film is still plump with engaging performances and melancholic eccentricity.
You can find out yourself when The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is released on 26th December 2013.