Myers is the man for 'Mitty'


Mike Myers is attached to "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the long-in-the works remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye classic that is set up at 20th Century Fox.

Jay Kogen, a writer-producer on such shows as "Frasier" and "Malcolm in the Middle," is penning the movie. Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and John Goldwyn are producing.

This is the latest incarnation for "Mitty," which over the years has attracted the likes of Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy, even Whoopi Goldberg in a "Martha Mitty" version. Directors that came and went included Steven Spielberg and Chuck Russell.

Goldwyn had the project set up at Paramount with Marks Waters directing and Owen Wilson starring, but it stalled in October 2005 after the studio failed to cast a female lead to play opposite the actor. It was then put into turnaround, with Goldwyn citing "creative differences" at the time.

"Mitty" centers on a quintessential daydreamer whose vivid imagination allows him to escape from the mundane constraints of his ordinary life.

Myers' next project is "The Love Guru," a comedy he co-wrote based on a character of his creation, which is heading for an August start. Among the projects he is attached to star include Paramount's "How to Survive a Robot Uprising."

Myers is repped by CAA. Kogen is repped by Endeavor.

Borys Kit reported from Los Angeles. Tatiana Siegel reported from Cannes.