Adam Scott‘s career thus far pretty much defines the phrase “paying your dues.” He’s been working steadily pretty much since the start of his career logging time on both television and the big screen, but the last few years have finally seen his star deservedly rise. Of course, there was his stint on the criminally shortlived “Party Down” (which now is headed toward a feature film), apperances in Judd Apatow joints like “Knocked Up” and more notably “Step Brothers” and showing his range in everything from “Piranha 3D” to the indie “The Vicioius Kind.” But 2012 seems to be the start of the next step in Scott’s career. He’s now fully fledged regular on “Parks & Recreation” (where he’s tearing it a new one, see below) and has “Friends With Kids” arriving in the spring with Sundance hit “Bachlorette” arriving later in the year, and he’s booked a big studio movie that will keep him busy during his hiatus from running Leslie Knope’s political campaign.
Scott has come aboard in the increasingly excellent cast of Ben Stiller‘s “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.” Joining “Friends With Kids” co-star Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt, the remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye film, centers on a mild-mannered man, a photo manager at LIFE magazine, who is walked over by nearly everyone in his life, but finds his escape through his daydreams where he can, through imagination, live any kind of life he chooses — unfortunately, those idle thoughts seem to cause him even more strife than when he’s back in reality. Things take a twist in the hunt for a missing negative and thrust him into a very real adventure. No word yet on Scott’s role.
‘Walter Mitty’ gears up to shoot in April, so let’s hope it doesn’t go on too long so Scott still has time to return as Henry Pollard. [Deadline]