Jim Carrey aims to keep the wheels going in his first major year in a long while. The actor has just booked a follow-up to the tandem of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Kick-Ass 2 called Loomis Fargo. The feature is an action-comedy heist from Relativity and Nacho Libre-director Jared Hess that claims to be inspired by true events. Loomis Fargos aims to capture the tale of a disgruntled bank employee teaming up with a work crush to rob the financial institution. While some (most notably the film blog Collider,) are already comparing this one to Fun with Dick & Jane, we expect something completely different especially because that particular project was a jab at the Enron scandal before The Great Recession started in 2008. Either way, this does sound a heck of a lot more exciting to older audiences than Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
(Beverly Hills, Calif.) January 31, 2013 – Relativity Media has acquired worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute the action-comedy heist film currently titled Loomis Fargo starring Jim Carrey, it was announced today by Relativity. The project, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre), based on an original screenplay by Emily Spivey (Up All Night) and written by Chris Bowman (The Wrong Brother) and Hubbel Palmer (Humble Pie), is targeted to start production in North Carolina this April.
Inspired by true events, Loomis Fargo tells the story of a disgruntled bank employee who is ready to take a chance and risk it all for love, money, and a life he’s only dreamed of. Teaming up with his work crush, they conspire to rob the financial institution. Together with their accomplices, the inexperienced criminals nab nearly $20 million – leaving a trail of evidence in their wake. Now the only thing tougher than pulling off the heist – will be getting away with it.
Carrey can be seen next in Don Scardino’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2.
The project will be produced by Lorne Michaels & John Goldwyn (The Guilt Trip, Baby Mama). Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder), Jody Hill (Eastbound & Down), Michael Aguilar (What Happens in Vegas) and Kevin Messick (The Other Guys) will executive produce alongside Relativity’s CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) and President, Tucker Tooley (The Fighter).
Relativity’s Brett Dahl will oversee the project for the studio.
Relativity recently acquired U.S. rights to distribute Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s daring, hotly pursued directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Up next, Relativity will release the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling Safe Haven (in theatres February 14, 2013), the comedy 21 and Over (in theatres March 1, 2013) and the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia (in theatres October 4, 2013). Relativity is currently in post-production on Scott Cooper’s gritty dramatic thriller currently-titled Out of the Furnace and Luc Besson’s comedic action film currently-titled Malavita (in theatres October 18, 2013) with EuropaCorp.