Kate McKinnon & Ken Marino Join the 'Loomis Fargo' Heist Comedy
Following news last week that Jason Sudeikis would reunite with Kristen Wiig for the big screen heist comedy formerly known as Loomis Fargo, even more cast members have signed up for the film led by Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. The film from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess is still being called the Untitled Armored Car Project, and the supporting cast has just filled out with some more great comedy names. Recent breakout "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kate McKinnon is taking a role along with "The State" member and frequent David Wain collaborator Ken Marino. But that is not all.
First of all, as a recap, the story follows David (Galifianakis), a disgruntled armored car driver who teams up with his co-worker Kelly (Wiig) on whom he has a crush and a crew of makeshift criminals to pull off a $20 million heist. But Steve and Kelly double-cross David, and leave him to take the blame, while also creating a trail of evidence behind them as they unwisely squander the money on mansions, cars and more while they're on the lam. Stuck and abandoned in Mexico, David tracks his accomplices with a plan for revenge.
Deadline reports McKinnon will play Galifianakis' fiance who's described as a real ball buster while Marino will play a man named Doug Jeffcoat who gets annoyed when Steve and his newly rich friends shack up in his wealthy neighborhood and create trouble. McKinnon is undoubtedly my favorite cast member on "Saturday Night Live" right now and has quickly become a star in her short time on the cast. Meanwhile, Marino being part of any comedy is always a treat, especially when he's surrounded by a talented comedic cast that has already been rounded up.
In addition, "SNL" writer Leslie Jones will play a detective on the trail of the thieves and Mary Elizabeth Ellis (the waitress from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelpha") plays Wilson's gold-digging wife. Finally Devin Ratray (Buzz from Home Alone and one of the brothers from Nebraska) and comedian Ross Kimball will play a pair of henchman named Runny and Eric. This cast combined with a script from "SNL" writer Emily Spivey and producer Lorne Michaels, and we think this could be a comedy hit. But with Hess at the film, it's not a guarantee, so we'll see what happens.