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Sacha Baron Cohen the latest possible Walter Mitty

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is in what's known as "development hell." The adaptation of the 1947 Danny Kaye comedy has been languishing since 1994 when Steven Spielberg and Jim Carrey were going to take a crack at it.

Over the years, various stars and directors have cycled in and out, with Ron Howard, Mark Waters, Chuck Russell, Kevin Anderson, Owen Wilson and Mike Myers showing up at one point or another, not to mention the dozen odd writers who have had a crack at the script. But now we have a new candidate emerging as a frontrunner, Sacha Baron Cohen.

Pajiba is reporting that he’s in talks to star in the film, though whether or not the film is actually going to be made remains another question entirely. The latest version of the script has Mitty as a mega-store owner who dreams of being a swashbuckling hero. I could see Cohen in this part, but it’s going to take a few miracles to bring this thing to life in the end.

Extra Tidbit: I remember when everyone was saying BRUNO was going to be the funniest movie of the year. How did that turn out for everyone?
Source: Pajiba

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