Theodore Shapiro has signed on to score the upcoming fantasy comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The film is directed by Ben Stiller and stars himself, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt and Kathryn Hahn. The movie is remake of the 1947 movie directed by Danny Kaye and based on the James Thurber short story and has been adapted by Steven Conrad (The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness). The comedy follows a timid magazine photo manager who daydreams of exciting adventures, only to find himself in an adventure of his own when he goes in search of a missing negative. Stiller is also producing the project with Stuart Cornfeld (Dodgeball, Blades of Glory), as well as John Goldwyn (Dexter I’m Not There) and Samuel Goldwyn Jr. (Master and Commander). Shapiro has previously scored Stiller’s last directorial feature Tropic Thunder back in 2008. The original 1947 film featured a score by David Raksin. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is currently in production and is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2013 by 20th Century Fox.

Shapiro has recently completed work on the comedy The Campaign directed by Jay Roach and starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, which is set to be released on August 10. The composer also scored the comedy drama Hope Springs directed by David Frankel and starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell, which is opening two days earlier on August 8.