The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Opens December 25th

Regina Feiler
Dec 8, 2013 4:45PM

Comedic legend Ben Stiller directs and stars in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the story of a timid LIFE Magazine photo editor whose fanciful daydreams of adventure and romance become reality when he embarks on a remarkable journey to save his job and those of his colleagues.

Based on James Thurber's 1939 short story by the same name, the visually astounding motion picture features iconic images from the LIFE photo archive, transformed into dreamlike sequences of action and adventure by the protagonist’s imagination. 

The highly anticipated film is Stiller’s fifth feature-length directorial effort and had its world premiere in October as the Centerpiece Gala presentation of this year’s 51st New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.

Explore a selection of LIFE photographs from the film on Artsy.

Regina Feiler