Caught amidst Relativity Studios’ tumble into bankruptcy, there was a time when many feared the starry comedy would never see the light of date. Pushed back a full year, a new trailer has emerged today reminding us all that, yes, Masterminds is still a thing – and it’s arriving sooner than you might think.
Zach Galifianakis and Ghostbusters star Kristen Wiig take point as two lowly schemers, who draw up what they believe to be a foolproof plan to become $17 million richer. Spoilers: things go south pretty fast, and whether you take an inkling for Masterminds will likely depend on your tolerance of Hess’ other features, namely Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.
Also starring Ken Marino and Leslie Jones, Masterminds is (finally!) expected to arrive on these shores come September 30.
In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), 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.