Sean Penn Joins 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

The Oscar winner will play a photographer alongside Ben Stiller in Fox's remake of the 1947 classic.

Sean Penn is in talks to join The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Sean Penn is in talks to join The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Sean Penn is in talks to star in the 20th Century Fox remake The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which Ben Stiller will direct and star in as the title character.

The story centers on Walter Mitty, a mild-mannered photo manager who sets off on a quest to find a missing negative. Sean Penn will play a photographer, in what has been described as a small but crucial role. Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott, and Shirley MacLaine are also attached to star.

Ben Stiller will direct from a screenplay by Steve Conrad. The project will be a modern-day remake of the 1947 classic The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which starred Danny Kaye.

Production is currently under way, although it isn't clear when Fox plans to release the dramatic comedy.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was released December 25th, 2013 and stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jonathan C. Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Terence Bernie Hines, Adam Scott, Paul Fitzgerald, Grace Rex. The film is directed by Ben Stiller.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. Titanictom

    You Remake CRAP....NOT CLASSICS-What's next Remaking GONE With The Wind???!!!!

    3 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  2. ejk1

    Penn's acting ability is only trumped by him being a complete douchebag.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag