The term "the perfect storm" really scares me and I am not talking about a fishing movie starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. It is what I call the situation where Hollywood puts together a bunch of elements, which seem too good to be true, into a pot and they see what happens. That is what is happening with Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess’ new project. The film is called Loomis Fargo and the talent surrounding it at the moment has the making of the perfect storm. THR has reported that the lead role is close to being cast... and the actor to take it will be Jim Carrey. Here is what they had to say:
The script was worked on by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who started with an original draft by Up All Night creator Emily Spivey. The most recent version is by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer, who worked on Fox's Napoleon Dynamite television show.
Carrey, who is still in negotiations, would play the ex-military leader of a band of Southern armored car guards who pull off a huge heist. The project is based on a 1997 theft in Charlotte, N.C.
From the outside looking in, this seems like it has all of the elements of a hilarious movie. I know that a lot of people give Hess flack, but I enjoy his work. Minus Gentlemen Broncos, the dude has a pretty good record. Do you think this perfect storm will produce something positive? Or do you think it has the potential to destroy everything in its path?
Until next time….