Fred Ward has joined the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less, directed by Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer for MRC/Columbia.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story revolves around two criminals who force a junior-high history teacher and a pizza-delivery man to rob a bank by strapping one of them into a bomb vest.

Ward will play "The Major," the father of Danny McBride's character.

30 Minutes or Less will begin filming late next month in Grand Rapids, Mich.