Stiller (right) and cinematographer StuartDryburgh. “I really like working with directors who have a vision and Ben certainly did,” says StuartCornfeld, Stiller’s partner at Red Hour Films, who produced Mitty alongside Goldwyn.
Sean Penn and Ben Stiller
Penn (right) plays Sean O'Connell, the Life magazine photographer whom Mitty has to track down to secure the final issue's cover. Penn was scheduled for just three days on the Mitty shoot and two of them were wasted due to a storm.
Scene From 'Walter Mitty'
AdamScott (left) and Stiller, wrestling their way through New York streets in a fantasy sequence.
Stiller (right, with production designer JeffMann) campaigned to direct the film after GoreVerbinski dropped out.
Kristen Wiig as a Police Officer
Kristen Wiig, as an imaginary NYPD officer, figures prominently in Mitty as both a muse and love interest.
Wiig and Stiller
"There was a tone to the movie that I hadn't seen before," says Stiller, here with Wiig in the Life magazine offices. "It was real, fun and full of adventure. It didn't fit into a specific category."
Stiller has been skateboarding since he was a kid and brought those skills to bear -- albeit with generous safety gear -- for Mitty.
Shooting in Iceland was no picnic: Once-in-a-generation windstorms ravaged the set, tossing trucks around and delaying the production.
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