Jim Carrey and Owen Wilson are set to co-star in an untitled heist comedy that’s based on a true story. The film, previously known as Loomis Fargo but that title will change, tells the story of an armored car driver who organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. After his cohorts double-cross him and the driver is left alone on the run in Mexico, he becomes obsessed with getting even.
Five screenwriters are attached to the project. Emily Spivey, a long-time writer for Saturday Night Live, wrote the original draft. It has since been worked on by Jody Hill & actor Danny McBride who were both behind The Foot Fist Way and the HBO series Eastbound and Down. In addition, Hill wrote and directed the Seth Rogen movie Observe and Report, while McBride wrote and starred in Your Highness. Finally, Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer contributed to the script, the two men worked on the short-lived animated TV adaptation of Napoleon Dynamite. Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels will serve as producer, while the original Napoleon Dynamite director (Jared Hess) will be directing the film. Too many cooks? Or just enough comedic masterminds to make something special? We’ll see.
In related news, it was recently announced that Warner Bros. turned down the chance to make Dumb & Dumber To, the long-awaited sequel to Jim Carrey’s classic comedy. That project should move forward at another studio, but in the meantime Carrey will have time to star in this movie.
The untitled comedy is set for a 2014 release.