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Ben Stiller's 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' to be NYFF centerpiece
Ben Stiller's 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' to be NYFF centerpiece

Fresh off the buzz from its new trailer, Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has nabbed the centerpiece slot at the New York Film Festival, where it will make its world premiere Oct. 5. 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. Fox releases the film on Dec 25, hoping to capture some of the all-ages magic it did with the global hit "Life of Pi" last year. The new...

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