Stiller directed and stars in this impressive-looking remake of the classic 1947 comedy flick

An exciting first trailer for Ben Stiller‘s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is now online. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

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. It stars Stiller as 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 BridesmaidsKristen Wiig) are threatened, Mitty takes action in the real world and ends up on a global adventure, the synopsis teases, that’s “more extraordinary than anything he could ever have imagined”.

As well as starring as Mitty, Stiller directed from a script by Steven Conrad (The Pursuit Of Happyness). The impressive supporting cast also includes Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine and Parks And Recreation‘s Adam Scott, who’s seen in the trailer sporting a somewhat dubious 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.