Jim Carrey is now in talks to star in Loomis Fargo, a true heist tale that is set to be directed by Jared Hess, one of the co-directors of Napoleon Dynamite. Described as one of the biggest heists in American history, the story follows four men in the south who managed to get $17 million out of an armed Loomis Fargo truck.
It is suggested by The Wrap, which broke the casting news, that the main players in the movie will be "the former company employee, David Scott Ghantt, who struck up a relationship with a fellow employee, Kelly Campbell who then introduced Ghantt to an old school friend, Steve Chambers, who helped pull off the robbery." The article doesn't say which character Carrey would play should he decide to sign on.
In addition to having its first star come aboard, the movie is also in the midst of securing its financing, as Relativity Media is also in negotiations to board to the project. Should they sign on the dotted line they will also serve as the distributor. Production is aiming to begin early next year in North Carolina.
A heist movie done right can be a ton of fun, and it can also be a great basis for comedy. Sure, it's not great to celebrate criminality and Ghantt was eventually arrested for what he did, but hopefully the movie will give the audience a reason to cheer on and empathize with the main characters. Otherwise it will have a serious problem.
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