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"Ben Stiller Director and Star"Ben Stiller has been set to direct and star in the upcoming comedy remake ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’.

The ‘Starsky & Hutch’ star, Ben Stiller has reportedly set to star and direct the upcoming comedy adaptation remake ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. The original movie was released in 1947 with Danny Kane in the lead role.

The story of the movie is about a shy man, played by Ben Stiller, who leads a boring life and fantasizes about to become a hero. Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey and Mike Myers were also been considered to play the role in the movie.

The project was been attached to the rumors that, Gore Verbinski, Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard would be helming the movie. However, Ben Stiller was picked to direct the movie, who has pretty experience of directing the movie.

The movie is based on a short story with the same title written by James Thurber and was published in the year 1939 for the first time. The script of the movie will be provided by Steve Conrad, best known for the movies like ‘The Weatherman’ and ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ along with Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Ben Stiller has earlier directed well known movies like ‘Tropic Thunder’, ‘Zoolander’, ‘The Reality Bites’ and ‘The Cable Guy’. He will also be seen next in Tower Heist’ and ‘Neighborhood Watch’.

20th Century Fox is planning to start the filming of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ next January.

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