Risky Business reports that The Pursuit of Happyness screenwriter Steven Conrad will write a new draft of the screenplay for 20th Century Fox’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
The project, based on James Thurber’s classic 1939 short story, centers on a man who escapes his unexciting daily life by delving into elaborate daydreams in which he is suddenly a heroic character.
Sacha Baron Cohen has recently been flirting with the title role, to which Mike Myers was long attached. Danny Kaye starred in the RKO 1947 film adaptation.
Babaloo Mandel & Lowell Ganz, Chuck Russell, Peter Tolan, Zach Helm, Richard LaGravanese, Jay Kogen, David Reynolds and Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant have all previously written scripts for the film.