Jared Hess is directing the Relativity movie, which co-stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis
Jon Daly has joined the cast of Relativity’s Untitled Armored Car Project, a heist comedy that’s also known as “Loomis Fargo,” TheWrap has learned.
The film is based on true events, and will start production this July, as Relativity will release the movie on Aug. 14, 2015.
Jared Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite”) will direct from a script by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer, based on an original screenplay by Emily Spivey (“Saturday Night Live”).
Inspired by true events that occurred in 1997, the action-comedy follows David (Galifianakis), a disgruntled armored car driver who teams up with a pretty co-worker (Wiig) and a group of inexperienced criminals to steal nearly $20 million from a bank vault. The thieves leave a glaring trail of evidence in their wake as they go on excessive spending sprees and buy mansions, sports cars and boats. To make matters worse, the driver’s accomplices double-cross him and leave him alone on the run in Mexico while they live the good life off the loot back in the States. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.
Daly will play a key supporting role as the FBI agent who links Wilson’s character to the crime with the help of his partner (Leslie Jones).
Lorne Michaels, who worked with Sudeikis on “Saturday Night Live,” is producing the movie with John Goldwyn. Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Kevin Messick and Erin David will executive produce with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and president Tucker Tooley. Relativity’s Brett Dahl will oversee the project for the studio.
Daly is currently a writer and co-executive producer on Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show,” and also stars in various sketches on the show. He previously starred in the Amazon series “Betas,” and recently appeared in Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”
Daly is represented by UTA, Principato Young Entertainment and Schreck Rose.