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Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig Are Masterminds in Trailer for New Jared Hess Comedy    

Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis in Masterminds.
Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis in  Masterminds.

Photo by Glen Wilson © 2014 Armored Car Productions, LLC.

If you’ve been spending the years since Tower Heist pining for another star-studded comedy caper, you’re in luck: Masterminds, starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis, is coming to theaters Aug. 7.

The comedy is based on the true story of the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery, in which a vault supervisor for the bank stole $17 million and fled to Mexico, and it’s directed by Jared Hess, who’s still most famous for bringing the world Napoleon Dynamite. Galifianakis plays David Scott Ghantt, the simple Southern man with the (not-so-brilliant) plan, and Wiig and Wilson play his real-life conspirators. Not even 30 seconds after the trailer starts, Galifianakis shoots himself in the ass, and things move pretty much as you’d expect from there.