Comedian and actress Kristin Wiig is in the final stages to star next to Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
THR reports that Wiig will play a co-worker of Stiller’s Walter Mitty. The remake of the 1947 film focuses on Mitty a timid magazine photo manager who has dreams of being an adventurer. Wiig’s character is the girl of his dreams as he goes on an unexpected adventure of his own.
The original was based on James Thurber’s short story and directed by Danny Kaye. The remake of the film has been in the works for a while. Stiller is signed on to direct in addition to starring in the fantasy comedy.
Wiig got her first starring role in Bridesmaids last year and is currently in two independent project Imogene and Revenge of the Jolly! This would be her first big role with a major studio. The film is expected to start production in April and is shooting in New York and Iceland.