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Jim Carrey to rob armored cars in action-comedy Loomis Fargo for Napoleon Dynamite director

10.16.2012

Looks like Jim Carrey may be catching the action-comedy bug, as he is currently filming KICK ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL and is in negotiations to topline the armored car heist pic, LOOMIS FARGO.  Set to be directed by Jared Hess (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, NACHO LIBRE), the script originally came from Emily Spivey, then was rewritten by Jody Hill and Danny McBride, with a final pass coming from Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer.  Hill and McBride, the creative duo behind HBO's Eastbound and Down are always a selling point for me, so to have their hands in this makes the deal even sweeter.

The pic "is based on the true story of 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 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."

This sounds like the right kind of movie for Carrey at this stage of his career.  He's played it relatively low key of late and I think a great way to re-emerge onscreen is to sort of reinvent himself, while still sticking with his physical comedy antics.  He'll next be seen in the magician comedy THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE with Steve Carrell and Olivia Wilde, which is set to open on March 15, 2013.

Production is likely to begin on LOOMIS FARGO in April 2013.  More as this develops.

Extra Tidbit: Who would you like to see Carrey work with? I'd like to see him do an R-rated Todd Phillips comedy, myself.
Source: Variety

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