London, July 21 (IANS) Actor Ben Stiller will reportedly direct and star in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, a remake of the 1947 movie that starred Danny Kaye.
The movie is based on a short story of the same name written by James Thurber and first published in 1939 in The New Yorker magazine, contactmusic.com reported.
The script will be written by Steve Conrad, best known for “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “The Weatherman”. Shooting is due to commence next January.
Stiller has previously directed films like “Tropic Thunder”, “Zoolander”, “The Cable Guy” and “Reality Bites”.