Jim Carrey and Owen Wilson are reportedly teaming up for the heist comedy Loomis Fargo.
The film is the latest effort from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess. He’s working from a script from former Saturday Night Live writer Emily Spivey. Lorne Michaels will produce the flick.
According to First Showing, the film tells the story of three bumbling crooks who pull off one of the largest heists in American history.
Jim Carrey will reportedly tackle the role of Dave Ghantt, a security guard at armored car company Loomis Fargo and the mastermind behind the heist. However, it’s currently unknown what role Owen Wilson will tackle in the comedy. It’s also unclear when production will begin.
While Spivey provided the original draft of the script, Deadline reports Chris Bowman and Sasquatch Gang star Hubbel Palmer will provide rewriters. The website also states that fans shouldn’t get too attached to the name Loomis Fargo. Chances are it’s going to get changed before too long.
Jim Carrey and Owen Wilson may be providing the laughs in front of the camera, but there are a fair number of talented comedians working behind-the-scenes on the project. Eastbound and Down masterminds Danny McBride and Jody Hill will serve as executive producers on the flick.
Jared Hess is probably best known for his breakthrough 2004 comedy Napoleon Dynamite. However, the filmmaker is also responsible for helming the Jack Black flick Nacho Libre and the criminally underrated comedy Gentlemen Broncos. The $10 million effort only earned a lowly $113,682 during its theatrical run, a fact that made this fan wonder if studios were turning their back on the guy.
While you’re waiting for this project to come together, Jim Carrey fans have a number of films looming on the horizon. The Ace Ventura star can be seen next in the highly-anticipated superhero flick Kick-Ass 2 this August. Of course, there’s also the long-awaited sequel to Dumb and Dumber at Universal.
Are you a fan of Jim Carrey? Are you looking forward to Jared Hess’ heist comedy Loomis Fargo?