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"Walter Mitty," "Mustache" Get Rewrites

By Garth Franklin Friday April 23rd 2010 10:27AM

Steve Conrad ("The Pursuit of Happyness") has been hired to pen a new draft of the long-gestating remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" over at 20th Century Fox says Risky Business.

Peter Morgan penned the most recent version of the script which portrayed Mitty as the shy owner of a retail mega-store who secretly dreams of becoming a hero. Sacha Baron Cohen is the name most recently linked with the title role.

Meanwhile Robbie Pickering and Jase Ricci are set to perform re-writes on the script for Broken Lizard's "Mustache Riders" at Paramount Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Johnny Knoxville will star in and produce the stoner Western which Jay Chandrasekhar will direct. Paul Soter penned the previous draft.

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