Gore Verbinski (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) has signed on to direct the long-gestating “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” for 20th Century Fox says Reuters.
The story centers on a quintessential daydreamer whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the mundane constraints of his ordinary life.
Steve Conrad (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “The Weather Man”) was hired to pen a new draft of the script back in April.
Verbinski will direct from that script with shooting to begin as early as next spring. It’s presently unsure if either Mike Myers or Sacha Baron Cohen are still attached to star.