Kathryn Hahn and Josh Charles have joined the cast of the latest film version of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty says THR and Deadline New York.
Based on the 1947 Danny Kaye film which itself was based on a 1939 James Thurber short story, 'Mitty' follows a quintessential daydreamer whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the mundane constraints of his ordinary life.
Hahn will play Mitty's sister Odessa in the film.
"Bridesmaids" Kristen Wiig would play Mitty's co-worker Cheryl and the woman of his fantasies.Charles will play Phil Melhoff, the ex-husband of Wiig. Shirley MacLaine set to play Mitty's mother. Comedian Patton Oswalt will play a friendly online dating counselor who helps Stiller's character create an online dating profile. Adam Scott co stars.
Writer Steve Conrad ("The Pursuit of Happyness") wrote the latest version of the script
Folks like Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen have all been linked to the lead role with various filmmakers like Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Mark Waters, Chuck Russell and Gore Verbinski involved at some point as well before Ben Stiller agreed to star and direct.
Production is slated to kick off soon in New York and Iceland.