Exclusive News: Fresh from the positive reviews he got portraying the role of disabled Matt Freehauf in ‘Young Adult’, Patton Oswalt is in negotiations to join the cast of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. He is set to join fellow stars Kristen Wiig and Ben Stiller in this 20th Century Fox production.
Oswalt is set to take on the role of Todd, an eHarmony counselor who will help make a dating profile for Stiller. The latter plays the title character who is an employee for LIFE Magazine, developing other people’s photos. His life becomes a bit interesting when he was tasked to find a missing negative. Kristine Wiig is set to play the role of Stiller’s character’s love interest, and Shirley MacLaine as the mom of Stiller.
Aside from being the lead, Stiller is directing this Danny Kaye film remake. The 1947 film was also based on the short story by James Thurber which was first published in 1939. Stiller is also producing this remake with Stuard Cornfeld for Red Hour Entertainment. The filming is scheduled to commence on April.
Patton Oswalt is keeping himself busy these days. Aside from the now-showing ‘Young Adult’ movie with Charlize Theron, he’s also starring in up-and-coming films ‘Odd Thomas’, a Dean Koontz novel adapted by Stephen Sommers; ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’, a Steve Carell-Kiera Knightley starrer; and a still-yet-untitled film starring Johnny Knoxville and Maura Tierney and helmed by Todd Rohal.
CAA, Generate and Lev Ginsburg rep Patton Oswalt.