'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' trailer shows Ben Stiller's daydreams

'Walter Mitty' is based on the James Thurber short story of the same name.

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'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' stars Ben Stiller.

A new trailer has been released for the film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which is based on a short story by writer James Thurber and stars Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig.

Stiller also directed the film and plays Walter, a worker at Life Magazine who has a crush on Wiig’s character Cheryl and who embarks on a quest to find a negative of an important photo after it goes missing. 

The story, which was released in 1939, was previously adapted as a 1947 movie which starred actor Danny Kate and Virginia Mayo.

The trailer shows some of the daydreams Walter engages in, including one in which he saves Cheryl’s dog and one in which he is a mountain climber.

“Walter” also stars Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, and Patton Oswalt. It’s set to be released Dec. 25.

Check out the full trailer.

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