Ben Stiller produces Welsh movie

The path that brought Ben Stiller to the low-budget indie film "Submarine," opening this weekend, started in Wales and dove down to Los Angeles, bringing up some memories of New York along the way.

Stiller, on Broadway now in "House of Blue Leaves" and on movie screens in huge hits (the "Fockers" and "Night at the Museum" movies) and small gems ("Greenberg"), would seem an odd fit as a producer for the romantic comedy about Oliver (Craig Roberts), a Welsh high school misfit who narrates a year of his life that involves bullies, parental revelations, odd neighbors and his first romance.

Yet Stiller, 45, whose own youth was spent on the upper West Side, says that when his production company in L.A. was sent the script adaptation of a novel by Joe Dunthorne, he connected to it instantly.

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