Stiller premieres ‘Walter Mitty’ at NY Film Fest

October 5, 2013 • Entertainment

This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Stiller in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Running Sept. 27 through Oct. 13, the 51st New York Film Festival will feature the world premieres of Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips,” Spike Jonze’s “Her” and Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Water Mitty.” (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Wilson Webb)

NEW YORK (AP) — With its playful mingling of fantasy and reality, James Thurber’s beloved short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” has seemed the stuff of movies since its initial publication in 1939.

But it has proved a tough nut to crack, having been made into an unloved 1947 film with Danny Kaye that Thurber himself decried and having led to numerous attempts that fizzled before they got started.

Whether Ben Stiller has finally succeeded was greeted as a Login to read more

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