In life, truth is often stranger than fiction. For example, just look at Darryn and Nick. I mean, I couldn’t make those two weirdos up even if I tried, and I have a very large imagination and even larger supply of hallucinogenic drugs.
If you want a more cinematic example though, then look no further than the Loomis Fargo robbery of 1997, in which the titular company was robbed of $17.3 million in cash, the 2nd largest heist in US history at the time. And a crime that was committed by complete blithering idiots. So of course Hollywood has turned it into a wacky comedy starring Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig.
We’ve already seen one trailer for the ironically titled Masterminds, but a new one has just dropped that gives an even further look at the outright buffoonery that transpired during this infamous crime. Have a look at all the criminal bungling below.
In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Nacho Libre”), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.
Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.
Along with that trailer, a series of character posters have also been released which you can check out in the gallery below.
Masterminds was directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and is scheduled for release on August 7.
Last Updated: June 26, 2015