Owen Wilson stepping into Danny Kaye role

July 13, 2005 at 1:36 PM

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Owen Wilson was reported close Wednesday to accepting the Danny Kaye lead role in a remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

The Mark Walters-directed film for Paramount will more closely follow the spirit and content of the 1939 James Thurber story than the 1947 Kaye classic, the Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

The screenplay about the man with a vivid imagination was written by Richard LaGravenese and it's being produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and John Goldwyn and Dick Vane is executive producer.

Wilson can be seen in New Line's "Wedding Crashers" opening this weekend and will next star in "You, Me and Dupree" for Universal.

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