New trailer for Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' - watch

Adventure comedy based on popular short story opens in cinemas on Boxing Day

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A new trailer for Ben Stiller's The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty has been released. Watch it below.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is a remake of the classic 1947 comedy film of the same name, and is based on a popular short story by James Thurber. Stiller stars as Mitty, a meek magazine proofreader who gets through life by disappearing into a fantasy world filled with action, adventures and romance.

However, when his job and that of a co-worker (played by Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Mitty takes action in the real world and ends up on a global adventure which is "more extraordinary than anything he could ever have imagined", the synopsis teases.

In addition to starring as Mitty, Stiller directed the film from a script by Steven Conrad (The Pursuit Of Happyness). The impressive supporting cast also includes Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt and Parks And Recreation's Adam Scott, who's seen in the trailer sporting a somewhat questionable beard.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty opens in US cinemas on Christmas Day before getting a UK release a day later on Boxing Day.

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