Some movies based on true stories are meant to inspire the audience, by presenting a tale of how a real person overcame insurmountable odds to achieve greatness. There are others, though, that recount tales so outlandish most won't believe them to be true. Relativity Media's Masterminds is the second kind of true story adaptation, as you can see in the new trailer that was released today.
In Relativity Media's action comedy inspired by true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.
Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.
The supporting cast also includes Ken Marino, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, along with Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, who both star in the new Ghostbusters movie. Jared Hess directs from a screenplay by Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey. Relativity Media has set a September 30 release date for this action comedy, which will go up against Lionsgate's Deepwater Horizon, STX Entertainment's The Edge of Seventeen and 20th Century Fox's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
In addition to the trailer, Relativity has also provided us with four new photos from Masterminds, featuring Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis and more, which you can check out below. This action comedy does have plenty of high-profile competition this fall, we'll have to wait and see if this can make a dent at the box office. While we wait for more details, take a look at this new trailer and photos below.