Formerly known as Loomis Fargo, the long awaited action heist comedy from Napoleon Dynamite (2004) director Jared Hess has finally arrived as Masterminds starring Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Owen Wilson (Midnight In Paris), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) and Jason Sudeikis (We're The Millers).
Inspired by true events in 1997, the story involves armoured car driver David, who channels his disaffection with the job into a plan to liberate a fortune from a bank vault. Sadly for him, there is a glaring trail of evidence, while his cohorts double-cross him and proceed to live it up on the robbery's proceeds while he is left alone on the run in Mexico. Not unnaturally, our hero's next plan is to get even.
Galifianakis (in a role originally earmarked for Jim Carrey) is David, with Wilson and Wiig as his back stabbing accomplices Steve and Kelly, and Sudeikis as a hit man.
The rest of the cast includes Ken Marino (Veronica Mars) as a wealthy and resentful neighbour of Steve's, Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) as David's domineering fiancée, Leslie Jones (a writer for Saturday Night Live) as a detective on the thieves' trail, Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) as Steve's gold digging wife and Devin Ratray (Blue Ruin) as Steve's henchman.
Saturday Night Live's Emily Spivey wrote the original script, which was then overhauled by Napoleon Dynamite series writers Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer, and Jody Hill and Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), plus there's yet one further Saturday Night Live connection in Lorne Michaels, who is among the producers.
Masterminds is out in the UK on 7 August.