Jim Carrey may be pulling off a heist…in a movie! (You knew that was coming, right?)
According to Variety, Carrey may be signing on to star in “Loomis Fargo,” a movie about one of the largest bank heists in history (why does it seem like every movie about a heist is always “one of the largest in history?” Is it just that everyone always goes big for a heist and maybe if we lined them all up there wouldn’t be that much difference? Does that make sense to anyone but me?). Jared Hess will direct. The script was originally written by Emily Spivey, but has since had rewrites from Jody Hill and Danny McBride, then Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer.
Here’s the story (from ComingSoon):
“In 1997 David Scott Ghannt, the driver of a Loomis Fargo & Company armored car, formed a criminal team in Charlotte, North Carolina to steal $17.3 million. Although the robbery was initially successful, Ghannt and his co-conspirators were later tracked down and arrested.”
Carrey would play Ghannt. He’ll be seen next March with Steve Carell in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” followed by “Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall” in June. He’s supposed to make “Dumb and Dumber To” at some point.