Mike Myers is attached to star in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a remake of the Danny Kaye comedy classic that producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. has moved from Paramount to 20th Century Fox, reports Variety.
Jay Kogen, a writer and producer on “The Simpsons,” “Frasier” and, most recently, CBS’ “The Class,” is writing the script. Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and John Goldwyn will produce.
Myers’ next live-action vehicle, Paramount comedy The Love Guru, is on track to begin production in September in Toronto, with Marco Schnabel directing.
“Mitty” will compete for Myers’ next live-action slot with See Me, Feel Me: Keith Moon Naked for Your Pleasure, the Spitfire Pictures/Gerber Pictures drama in which Myers will play the hard-living drummer for the British rock group the Who. Playwright Donald Margulies (Brooklyn Boy) has completed a first draft and will do a rewrite. The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey is aboard as a producer.
Myers also has several projects looming in the future. He is attached to star in How to Survive a Robot Uprising, an adaptation of a humorous survival guide written by Daniel H. Wilson that is Reno 911! duo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are scripting for Paramount. Myers also has begun early discussions with New Line and director Jay Roach for a fourth installment of the “Austin Powers” series.