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Oswalt Advises Life Of Mitty Redux

February 9, 2012

Comedian Patton Oswalt is in talks to join the cast of the latest film version of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“says ShowBlitz

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.

Oswalt would play a friendly online dating counselor who helps Stiller’s character create an online dating profile.

BridesmaidsKristen Wiig would play Mitty’s co-worker and the woman of his fantasies. Shirley MacLaine set 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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