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Kristen Wiig in Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'?

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Talk about your dream comedic couplings: EW has confirmed a Hollywood Reporter article that Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig is in talks with 20th Century Fox to costar in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a fantasy comedy in which Ben Stiller is due to direct and star.

The film is said to be based on the 1947 film starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, and Borris Karloff  — based upon one of James Thurber’s most famous short stories — about a mild-mannered man who falls into daytime reveries of heroic adventures.

Production will reportedly begin in April, in both New York and Iceland.

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