Owen Wilson Teams with Jim Carrey for Heist Comedy 'Loomis Fargo'
by Ethan Anderton
June 11, 2013
Last year, we learned that Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess was looking to team with Jim Carrey for a bank heist comedy called Loomis Fargo. The script comes from "Up All Night" creator and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Emily Spivey with a rewrite from Danny McBride and Jody Hill and follows four dim-witted Southerners who pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history, robbing $17 million from a Loomis Fargo armored truck. Carrey was the leading man in the film, and now one member of his ragtag team of thieves has emerged as Deadline reports Owen Wilson has landed a role in the film.
It's not clear what specific role Wilson has landed, but Carrey would play Dave Ghantt, a military veteran and night guard at the armored car company Loomis Fargo, who served as the ringleader of the band of thieves. However, once the money has been stolen, the rest of the team double crosses him and leaves him alone on the run in Mexico, kicking off a plan of revenge. There's certainly a lot of potential here with the talent on the page and behind the camera, not to mention "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels acting as producer. Maybe we can get someone like Bill Hader on board for good measure? Loomis Fargo will likely have a new title when all is said and done, so stay tuned for more updates.