Boy, that Masterminds title feels so ironic now, huh?
Back in March we saw the first teaser trailer for Masterminds, the new comedy from the director of Napoleon Dynamite, starring Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson. That sounds like quite the lineup of comedic talent in a film that may very well redeem director Jared Hess after his follow-up films underperformed and were poorly-received by critics and audiences. The new, full trailer is quite promising, and even more promising are the writing credits: Eastbound and Down collaborators Jody Hill and Danny McBride.
Last we heard, Asa Butterfield is Sony and Marvel’s top pick to become the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man. While we await the final casting decision (Tom Holland is also reportedly in the mix), a new report has revealed the list of names being seriously considered for the director’s chair on Spidey’s new solo film. And only one of those names seems like a vaguely good idea. Just one.
This trailer for Masterminds, which teams Zach Galifianakis with Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess, claims it is “based on a true story.” And its Wikipedia page says basically the same thing; that this tale of blundering criminals is inspired by a 1997 robbery that took place in Charlotte North Carolina, where bandits stole over $17 million from the vault of an armored car company.
Jared Hess' last film was 'Gentlemen Broncos,' a film that wasn't very well-received -- to put it kindly -- but the writer/director is back with a new film called 'Loomis Fargo,' and Jim Carrey has just signed on to make sure this movie gets your attention.