Masterminds is an action comedy heist film that comes from director Jared Hess, the man who brought us Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. It's been a long time since he's made a movie that I've really enjoyed, but this looks like it could be great. The film was inspired by a true story about three people who teamed up to rip off a truckload of money. The heist itself goes well, but it's the aftermath where things go hilariously wrong. Here are all the story details:
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.
The movie will be released in theaters on August 19th. I've also included four character posters below the trailer.