Jim Carrey will indeed be heading into heist territory with his next film. We reported back in October that Carrey was in negotiations to star in director Jared Hess’ (Napoleon Dynamite) action-comedy Loomis Fargo, and Relativity Media announced today that the deal has closed and the actor will be fronting the film. The pic is inspired by true events and tells the story of a disgruntled bank employee who teams up with his work crush to conspire to rob Loomis Fargo. Though the plot sounds a tad similar to Carrey’s Fun with Dick and Jane, hopefully it’ll provide another opportunity to mix timely subject matter with some well-crafted humor.
Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn (Baby Mama) will produce, while Danny McBride and Jody Hill are onboard as executive producers. A female lead has yet to be announced, but production is hoping to get underway this April in North Carolina. Hit the jump to read the press release.
Funnyman Jim Carrey is in talks to star in Loomis Fargo, an action-comedy flick based on real-life events centering on an armored car heist. The pic revolves around four dull-witted Southerners who managed to rob a Loomis Fargo armored car to the tune of $17 million. Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) will direct from a script in turns by Emily Spivey, then Danny McBride and Jody Hill, and finally Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. Hit the jump for more on this project, including details on Carrey’s potential character.