Fresh off the buzz from its new trailer,
Organizers announced the news Thursday, with programming director Kent Jones calling the movie "a beautifully lyrical comic epic, grounded in present day realities and concerns." Stiller directs and stars in the mystical dramedy, which draws off the same James Thurber New Yorker story as the 1947 Danny Kaye classic.
The decision by Fox to premiere the film at NYFF gives "Walter Mitty"--which some observers have been unsure of where to put on the prestige-commercial continuum--an instant stamp of award-season credibility.
The NYFF centerpiece is often a world premiere of an anticipated end-of-year movie. The festival debuted
The festival previously announced that the Paul Greengrass Somali pirate movie "Captain Phillips" would kick off the festival on Sept. 27.
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