Roadshow Films has dropped a new trailer for Masterminds, the delayed comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.
Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre), Masterminds tells of a night guard at an armored car company who helps organise one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Double crossovers and close calls with authorities ensue.
Shot in 2014, Masterminds has suffered a few setbacks on the road to release. The comedy was put on hold after Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy, pushing the film off its planned U.S. release date of October last year until it was eventually slated for release this year.
The trailer below is decidedly silly, but there’s a wild, amusing charm to all the craziness. Count us in.
Masterminds, also starring Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, will hit the U.S. on September 30 and arrives in Australia on October 13.
Synopsis for Masterminds:
David Ghantt 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 who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers 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, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.