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Mitty Swoons For Wiig

January 20, 2012

BridesmaidsKristen Wiig has joined the cast of the latest film version of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the 1947 Danny Kaye film which itself was based on a 1939 James Thurber short story, ‘Mitty’ follows a quintessential daydreamer whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the mundane constraints of his ordinary life.

Wiig would play a co-worker and the woman of his fantasies. Shirley MacLaine is in talks to play Mitty’s mother.

Writer Steve Conrad (“The Pursuit of Happyness“) wrote the latest version of the script

Folks like Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen have all been linked to the lead role with various filmmakers like Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Mark Waters, Chuck Russell and Gore Verbinski involved at some point as well before Ben Stiller agreed to star and direct.

Production is slated to kick off this April in New York and Iceland.

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