Masterminds is directed by Jared Hess (Napolean Dynamite, Nacho Libre) and stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. The comedy film is based on actual events and is due for theatrical release August 7th.
Fun bonus information – Eastbound & Down team Jody Hill & Danny R. McBride have written the film, alongside Emily Spivey, Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer.
In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), David (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is a simple 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 (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve (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 and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.