Paramount Hires "Mean" Director to Remake "Mitty"
The long-standing on-again, off-again remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
" finally looks to be underway over at Paramount. "Freaky Friday
" and "Mean Girls
" director Mark Waters
will helm the remake from a screenplay by Richard LaGravanese ("The Fisher King
," "The Bridges of Madison County
").This project has bounced around Hollywood for the past several years; filmmakers previously involved include actor Jim Carrey
, directors Ron Howard
and Steven Spielberg
, and screenwriters Chuck Russell
, Peter Tolan
, Lowell Ganz
and Babaloo Mandel
. Based on the 1947 Danny Kaye
film of the same name, "Mitty" is about a meek and mild writer who daydreams of becoming a powerful hero.