The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Based on the story by James Thurber

A middle-aged man dreams of himself as a hero and those dreams come to life.


IFC to Premiere Season Two of THE BIRTHDAY BOYS, 10/17
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Returning for a second season, The Birthday Boys are bringing back their sketch comedy TV show to IFC. (more...)

Jessica Chastain & Kristen Wiig in Talks to Join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's MARTIAN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are in early talks to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's upcoming film MARTIAN. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with CHAPTER TWO's Joey Slotnick, Anastasia Griffith and More at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse has announced that Joey Slotnick (NIP/TUCK, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Anastasia Griffith (DAMAGES, ONCE UPON A TIME), Michael Nathanson (SIDE EFFECTS, HBO'S Upcoming, THE KNICK) and Nadia Bowers (THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, METAMORPHOSES) will star in its season opener, Neil Simon's Chapter Two directed by Marsha Mason. Performances begin Thursday, May 22 for this comedy about love the second time around. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Will Ferrell & More Among Winners of AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

The 'American Comedy Awards' aired last night, Thursday, May 8 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. The awards honor those who have achieved new heights during the past year in both film and television and pay tribute to some of comedy's most enduring personalities. (more...)

IFC Premieres New Season of COMEDY BANG! BANG! Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2014

Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns, Mr. Show) and Reggie Watts (Conan, Jash.com) return for an all-new 20 episode third season of the unconventionally entertaining scripted late night talk show, Comedy Bang! Bang! tonight, May 8 at 10:30PM ET/PT on IFC, immediately following the season two premiere of Maron. The only talk show on television where space, time, reason and laws of physics need not apply. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Shirley MacLaine, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Academy Award® winner, singer, dancer, writer and activist Shirley MacLaine makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her remarkable one-woman show, sharing personal stories, photos and film clips from her illustrious Hollywood career and fascinating personal life on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. During An Evening with Shirley MacLaine, the celebrated artist will use her trademark wit and candid spirituality to discuss everything from her childhood to her early show business career to hanging out with The Rat Pack, JFK and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. MacLaine will also open her program to a question and answer session with the audience. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Top Ten Movies on Demand Titles for Week Ending May 11, 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten Movies on Demand (MOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies on Demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers. (more...)

Adam Scott to Join Johnny Depp in Whitey Bulger Drama BLACK MASS
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Scott has signed on to join Warner Bros.' upcoming Whitey Bulger drama BLACK MASS. Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Jesse Plemons also star, with Scott Cooper directing. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales and Rentals for Week Ending May 11, 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending May 11, 2014. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Top Ten Movies on Demand Titles for Week Ending May 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., May13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten Movies on Demand (MOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies on Demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales and Rentals for Week Ending May 4, 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services whichare based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending May 4, 2014. (more...)

Rupert Holmes to Headline New York Theatre Barn's Master Class Benefit, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2014

Tony Award-winning Rupert Holmes will headline the second annual master class benefit event for the New York-based non-profit theatre company New York Theatre Barn called A Conversation with Rupert Holmes: From Platinum Piña Coladas to Tony-winning Playwright on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2pm at the SVA Theatre in New York City. All proceeds will support New York Theatre Barn's convention-defying process for new musical development and its ongoing operations. This event follows on the heels of 2013's sold-out benefit event starring living legend Barry Manilow, and will be hosted by The New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel. (more...)

MODERN FAMILY, SNL, VEEP, HER & More Among 2014 AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS Nominees
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced today the nominations for the 'American Comedy Awards,' airing May 15 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

IFC to Premiere New Season of COMEDY BANG! BANG!, 5/8
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns, Mr. Show) and Reggie Watts (Conan, Jash.com) return for an all-new 20 episode third season of the unconventionally entertaining scripted late night talk show, Comedy Bang! Bang! (more...)

GAME OF THRONES, IRON MAN 3 Among Winners at 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. (more...)

New York City Players to Present Richard Maxwell's ISOLDE, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Following a 2013 world premiere at Theater Basel in Switzerland, New York City Players presents the U.S. premiere of Isolde. Returning to a core group of collaborators, Isolde, written and directed by Maxwell, features an ensemble of New York City Players veterans including Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez and Gary Wilmes. Maxwell's choice to not use any music in Isolde further supports a desire to excavate his own characteristically distilled approach to story telling. Isolde was inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde. (more...)

Patton Oswalt Heading to 'AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.'
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Oswalt, who's set to recur on Joss Whedon's series on ABC, will play 'Agent Eric Koenig, who first appeared in SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #27, was a part of Fury's original team of World War II soldiers in the comics.' (more...)

IFC Renews COMEDY BANG! BANG! for Fourth Season; Greenlights New Series from Fred Armisen
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Ahead of its annual Upfront event tonight, IFC announced a slate of new and returning comedy projects, as well as shows currently in development (more...)

VIDEO: Patton Oswalt Spoofs 'True Detective' in New Comedy Special Promo
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Patton Oswalt shared his own spoof of the hit show portraying the role Matthew McConaughey's Detective Rust Cohle. (more...)

PATTON OSWALT: TRAGEDY PLUS COMEDY EQUALS TIME Premieres 4/6 on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Two-time GRAMMY® nominee Patton Oswalt returns to Comedy Central in the network television premiere of “Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time” debuting on the network on Sunday, April 6, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special will be available in advance of the on-air premiere on Tuesday, April 1 on CC: Stand-Up Direct. (more...)

American Authors, Aloe Blacc to Perform at KIDS CHOICE AWARDS; Kristen Bell & More to Present
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Indie rockers American Authors and Aloe Blacc will perform at 2014 NICKELODEON KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS (more...)

GRAVITY Tops Winners at 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Each year through an open competition judged by film industry notables, the Golden Trailer Awards recognize the creative people who make movie trailers, and the best examples of their unique art, in a gala award show. (more...)

The Academy Invites Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, June Squibb & More to Membership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

The Academy Invites Robert & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Charles Strouse & 268 Other New Members
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

THE MONUMENTS MEN Tops DVD & Blu-ray Sales, Rentals, Week Ending 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending May 25, 2014. (more...)

Channing Tatum & More Set for New NBC Series RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS, Premiering 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

NBC has ordered six episodes of the hourlong alternative series 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls,' where the famed adventurer and survivalist will take celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime. (more...)

NBC Orders New Series RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS, Premieres 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

NBC has ordered six episodes of the hourlong alternative series “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” where the famed adventurer and survivalist will take celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime. (more...)

New Book About Backstage Theatre/Film Stories THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

In his forthcoming memoir, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK, a veteran publicist confronts all aspects of his life including bouts with depression from 1978-2013, 4 hospitalizations between 2004-2012, the paralyzing and overwhelming fear of becoming homeless in 2011, his gay relationships from 1978-present day, in addition to his PR career in the fine and performing arts with backstage stories. (more...)

Kristen Wiig to Make Directing Debut in New TriStar Comedy
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has closed a preemptive deal for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo's new comedy. (more...)

Actors Co-Op to Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Crossley Theatre, 9/17-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Actors Co-op announces its first show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with an immersive and environmental production of the five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'Whodunit,' THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Stephen Van Dorn. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD will begin previews on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 26 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Zac Efron Guests on NBC's RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

In the series premiere of NBC's RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS, world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls (“Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls,” “Man vs. Wild”) leads Zac Efron (“Neighbors”) on a non-stop extreme survival journey into the Northeast Appalachian mountain range wilderness. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Jennifer Ferrin, Carlo Alban and More to Star in The Old Globe's BETHANY; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Laura Marks's powerful new play Bethany. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Bethany will run Jan. 25 - Feb. 23, 2014 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run Jan. 25 - Jan. 29. (more...)

GREAT GATSBY Among Costume Designer Guild's Nominations; Full List Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Nominees for the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards, which celebrate excellence in film, television and commercial costume design, were announced today. (more...)

Parson's Nose to Present THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE, Begin. 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed "classical comedy" theater company led by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, continues their 2013-14 Season with a full production of "The Algonquin Round Table". (more...)

Jennifer Ferrin, Carlo Alban and More to Star in The Old Globe's BETHANY; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Laura Marks's powerful new play Bethany. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Bethany will run Jan. 25 - Feb. 23, 2014 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run Jan. 25 - Jan. 29. (more...)

Academy Determines Producing Credits for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
by Movies News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has determined the individual nominees for “The Wolf of Wall Street” in the Best Picture category for the Oscars (more...)

EPIX Debuts Stand-up Special PATTON OSWALT: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Premium entertainment network EPIX previously announced that Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, a stand-up comedy special featuring the two-time Grammy nominee, will make its World Premiere tonight, January 17 at 10PM ET. (more...)

Monika Jolly to Star in World Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces its final production for its 2013/14 season: the world premiere of The Who & The What, by Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright for Disgraced and author of the acclaimed novel American Dervish, directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), running February 11 - March 9, 2014 (press opening: Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

GRAVITY, GAME OF THRONES Among Visual Effects Society Nominations; Full List Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Today, the Visual Effects Society, the industry's professional honoray society , announced the nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards, recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials? and video games. (more...)

Comedy Central Greenlights New Series BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FL
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Comedy Central is going big time! The network has greenlit 10 episodes of the weekly, half-hour scripted series, 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL,' it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. (more...)

Parson's Nose Opens THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed 'classical comedy' theater company led by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, continues their 2013-14 Season with a full production of 'The Algonquin Round Table'. (more...)

Parson's Nose to Open THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed 'classical comedy' theater company led by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, opens their full production of 'The Algonquin Round Table' this Saturday, February 8th at 7pm. (more...)

FROZEN Wins Big at 12th Annual Visual Effects Awards
by Movies News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Disney's mega animated hit Frozen was also among the night's big winners, winning the four awards for an animated feature, including outstanding VFX, animated character, created environment, and FX and simulation animation. (more...)

Monika Jolly Stars in World Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT at La Jolla Playhouse, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents its final production for its 2013/14 season: the world premiere of The Who & The What, by Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright for Disgraced and author of the acclaimed novel American Dervish, directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), running tonight, February 11 - March 9, 2014 (press opening: Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp & More Being Filming on Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Disney's 'Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Present AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY MACLAINE, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Academy Award winner, singer, dancer, writer and activist Shirley MacLaine makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her remarkable one-woman show, sharing personal stories, photos and film clips from her illustrious Hollywood career and fascinating personal life on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg Among Jurors for 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its jurors – a diverse group of 33 industry leaders, including award-winning filmmakers, writers, producers, acclaimed actors, respected journalists and entrepreneurs. (more...)

FROZEN Tops Rentrak's DVD & Blu-ray Sales & Rentals for Week Ending 4/20
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Rentrak Corporation (RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending April 20, 2014. (more...)

New York City Players Presents Richard Maxwell's ISOLDE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Following a 2013 world premiere at Theater Basel in Switzerland, New York City Players presents the U.S. premiere of Isolde. Returning to a core group of collaborators, Isolde, written and directed by Maxwell, features an ensemble of New York City Players veterans including Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez and Gary Wilmes. Maxwell's choice to not use any music in Isolde further supports a desire to excavate his own characteristically distilled approach to story telling. Isolde was inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde. (more...)

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