WHO’S IN IT?
Ben Stiller (Zoolander), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Adam Scott (Step Brothers), Sean Penn (Mystic River), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment), Kathryn Hahn (Revolutionary Road), Joey Slotnick (A League Of Their Own)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ben Stiller (Tropic Thunder), director, producer; Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness), writer; Samuel Goldwyn Jr. (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) and John Goldwyn (I’m Not There.), producers; Theodore Shapiro (Marley and Me), composer; Stuart Dryburgh (Bridget Jones’s Diary), cinematographer; Greg Hayden (Meet the Parents), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Walter Mitty (Stiller) is an ordinary man with an extraordinary imagination – so extraordinary, in fact, that he constantly enters it to escape his dull, mundane reality where he cannot even bring himself to speak to crush Cheryl (Wiig). His job in the photography department at Life Magazine is threatened when a business merger, led by a bullying executive (Scott), suggests a move to online resources, but when Walter is tasked with finding a missing photograph by the reclusive photographer Sean O’Connell (Penn) he sets out on a globe-trotting adventure where, for the first time in his life, he encounters the world for how it really is…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty marks a significant milestone in the career of director Ben Stiller, who gives it his all behind the camera – as well as in front of it – to make an absolutely gorgeous, magical tale of whimsy and adventure for patient audiences everywhere.