Say what you will of Jim Carrey, but the man knows how to surprise when picking projects.
Fresh off filming for Kick-Ass 2
, Carrey is now lining up to star in Loomis Fargo
, a heist comedy that has Napolean Dynamite
's Jared Hess at the helm, and has seen the fingerprints of Danny McBride, Jody Hill (The Foot Fist Way
) and Emily Spivey (Up All Night
) on the script. Based on an actual 1997 armored car heist in North Carolina, Carrey is currently in negotiations to play an ex-military leader who heads up the massive heist.
Currently in development at Relativity Media, rising producing star Megan Elliosn and her Anapurna Pictures could come aboard as a financial backer.
Despite some critical and box office busts after indie darling Napolean Dynamite
, Hess has managed to stick around in a very tough industry, while largely retaining his off-beat, bizarre niche humor. With the whimsical, often manic Carrey on board for Loomis Fargo
, this very well could be a match made in heaven for script, star and director.
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