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Catch Wiig, Wilson and Galifianakis in “Masterminds” Teaser Trailer

You may remember that we were talking about Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess recently regarding his upcoming stint at Disney with Overnight at 42nd Street. But before we see what Hess will make of the plush cuddly corporation, there’s another project that’s coming up for release real soon. And from the looks of it, I’m not sure this one will be Disney friendly.
The project is called Masterminds, and stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudekis. It’s a heist movie of sorts. With heist movies there are normally two kinds: you have your polished, twist filled style pieces like Ocean’s Eleven; and you have your bumbling buffoonery tales, like every Ocean’s Eleven sequel. Mastermind takes its cues from the latter but takes the mayhem in a different sort of direction. While the plan is left to a group of idiots, they actually manage to pull of the heist with some aplomb. And that’s where the trouble starts. But why am I telling you all this? There’s a perfectly good teaser trailer not one paragraph away!
Here’s the trailer, courtesy of YouTube:

An interesting looking beast I’m sure you’ll agree. A perfect comedy it certainly looks isn’t, but the talent is definitely there and there’s ideal opportunity for some off the books riffing between them. The question remains whether or not they will pull it off. The film I mean, not the heist.
The film is written by Jody Hill and Danny McBride of Eastbound and Down fame and will get a release in August 7th.
Are you in?