Two more names have been added to the cast of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Kathryn Hahn and Josh Charles (photo) will be joining actor-director Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, and Shirley MacLaine in the 20th Century Fox production. Hahn is to play Stiller’s sister in the movie. Charles will play Wiig’s ex-husband.
Among Kathryn Hahn’s movies are two box office bombs starring Paul Rudd, Wanderlust and Our Idiot Brother. Hahn also had roles in the Kate Winslet-Leonardo DiCaprio drama Revolutionary Road, the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and in Robert Shaye’s family drama The Last Mimzy.
Among Josh Charles’ movie credits are Peter Weir’s Oscar-nominated Dead Poets Society, Pie in the Sky, S.W.A.T., and Weakness. On television, Charles is a The Good Wife regular.
Based on a story by James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was first made into a movie in 1947. The Samuel Goldwyn release starred Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo, with Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter, and Ann Rutherford in supporting roles. Norman Z. McLeod directed.