ByMelissa Molina, writer at
Melissa Molina

There are a number of remakes being made every year, but few filmmakers get the chance to work on their dream project. For , that was The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

This isn't the first time Stiller has worked in front of and behind the camera, with Tropic Thunder and Reality Bites amongst his credits. Still, he has wanted to work on Walter Mitty for decades, and the role appears to be custom made for Stiller's sensibilities. Stiller will star as a timid magazine photo manager, living vicariously through daydreams, who finally embarks on a real-life adventure.

We got an opportunity to talk with , supporting actor on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, about the picture, and Stiller's not-so-secret love for the 1947 original film.

Check it out below.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty arrives in theaters December 25, 2013. [[follow]] it for the very latest in trailers, stills, and news from Moviepilot, and stay tuned for more coverage from the 28th SBIFF.


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