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Can Ben Stiller be the one to finally get the Walter Mitty remake off the ground?

4 years agoby:

On a spring day, 8 years ago, I was writing about a remake of THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY starring an A-list comedian. Now, on a spring day in 2011, I'm writing a very similar story. Ben Stiller is in talks with Fox to star in a WALTER MITTY remake based on a new script by Steve Conrad (THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS).

Back in 2003, when I first wrote about a WALTER MITTY remake, it was Jim Carrey who was attached to star in the film and in the years since, a large number of actors - Owen Wilson, Mike Myers and Sacha Baron Cohen among them - have found themselves in talks to star in the film. For one reason or another, the project has never actually gotten off the ground though.

Gore Verbinski was the latest director to flirt with the project (Steven Spielberg was involved with the Carrey version) but he seems to have dropped out and Fox hired Conrad to essentially reboot the reboot. Stiller sparked to the script and is in active negotiations to make MITTY his next film.

The actor is currently taking some time out from Hollywood for Broadway, where he's about to begin a run starring in "The House of Blue Leaves" with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Edie Falco. And just because he wants to make it his next film doesn't necessarily mean it will be his next film. He's also developing a ZOOLANDER sequel and is attached to star in WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, Noah Baumbach's next film.

So can Stiller be the guy who can finally get a WALTER MITTY remake off the ground and, perhaps more importantly, after all these years of development, will anyone care?

Source: Deadline

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10:21AM on 04/08/2011
Not loving this at all. I know it's a constant gripe most of us have, but why do we need a remake of an old classic? Can't we honour what has passed and not feel the need to dig it up, reanimate it, and make it dance for us so we might enjoy it a second time?
Not loving this at all. I know it's a constant gripe most of us have, but why do we need a remake of an old classic? Can't we honour what has passed and not feel the need to dig it up, reanimate it, and make it dance for us so we might enjoy it a second time?
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4:24PM on 04/08/2011
Enough with the remakes lets do something original. Greenberg was original keep going in that direction stiller.
Enough with the remakes lets do something original. Greenberg was original keep going in that direction stiller.
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1:29PM on 04/08/2011
I don't care about this one way or the other, but if this doesn't happen maybe he can help get Baumabch's to happen a bit quicker. He was fantastic in the amazing "Greenberg".
I don't care about this one way or the other, but if this doesn't happen maybe he can help get Baumabch's to happen a bit quicker. He was fantastic in the amazing "Greenberg".
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11:46AM on 04/08/2011

WT-!!

Is Ben Stiller turning into Michael Bay??
Is Ben Stiller turning into Michael Bay??
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