Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess returns with Masterminds, a comedy about two dopes and a schemer (played by Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson, respectively) who team up to steal a truckload of money. Amazingly, the heist goes well, but the fallout isn’t so easy to deal with. In the aftermath of the robbert, when everyone wants the money, things get weird. Among other problems, there’s Jason Sudeikis, turning in a potentially scene-stealing performance as a hired killer.
And then there’s the simple fact that everyone involved in this heist scheme seems to be a total idiot. Which might make the movie really entertaining, in a seriously over the top way. Check out the Masterminds trailer below.
Masterminds opens on August 19. Trailer via Yahoo.
Here’s a set of character posters to go along with the trailer.
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In this action comedy inspired by 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.