8 April 2011 3:23 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Twentieth Century Fox is in negotiations with actor Ben Stiller for the lead role in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." The film will remake the 1947 Danny Kaye film of the same title. It is based on a James Thurber short story published in The New Yorker in 1938. According to Deadline, the story is about “a perpetual daydreamer had been in development so long that it seemed like it might never be more than a daydream. The new script was written by Steve Conrad. Conrad wrote the screenplays for “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “The Weather Man,” and “Wrestling Ernest Hemingway.” Several names were previously mentioned for the project including actors Jim Carry, Mike Myers, Owen Wilson Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen. And directors Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Gore Verbinski considered to helm the project. The 1947 film also starred Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter and Ann Rutherford. Here »

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