“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Filming on Orchard Today

Posted on: May 8th, 2012 at 10:32 am by

The postcard Lower East Side block – Orchard between Broome and Delancey – has some filming activities coming its way today. Little over a month after fake SWAT teams invaded the street for Now You See Me, crews will assemble in the same space for the remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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All-star cast for this feature includes Ben Stiller (who also directs) in the title role, Kristen Wiig, and Sean Penn. Be ready to don your best Blue Steel impressions.

The film is a more contemporary adaptation of the popular 1939 short story by James Thurber, in which protagonist Walter Mitty experiences five heroic daydreams en route to Waterbury, Connecticut. It first made the jump to the silver screen back in 1947.

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