Is Sacha Baron Cohen The New Danny Kaye?

By Josh Tyler 2010-04-19 16:16:11discussion comments
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Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest name rumored to be up for the lead in a long-gestating remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Back in 2007 for instance, Mike Myers was attached as the movie’s lead. I guess the film’s producers saw The Love Guru.

So the movie’s still not officially in production but Pajiba says the part of Walter Mitty has been offered to Sacha Baron Cohen, who has used up all three of his Ali G characters and must now apparently work for someone else. So who the heck is Walter Mitty?

In original The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the very funny song and dance man Danny Kaye played a daydreaming comic book writer who likes to imagine himself as one of his heroes off on an adventure. When he meets a woman who hands him a mysterious, black book, his dreams come true and he ends up off on an adventure. Presumably if Cohen gets involved in the remake, they’ll add in a talking penis.
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