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Jim Carrey To Play Ex-Military Armored Car Robber

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Both Jim Carrey and Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess have lost some stock since their heydays of making films that generated animated spin-offs and terrible quoting sessions, but a new project that would team the two sounds like it could be fairly promising.

The film is Loomis Fargo, an action-comedy about the real-life robbery of an armored car in North Carolina. Carrey is in talks to play the heist's leader, an ex-military man who organized his fellow guards into the theft of millions in 1997--predating when Matt Dillon did that in Armored by over a decade. The film's script originated with former SNL writer and Up All Night creator Emily Spivey, and it later went past Eastbound & Down's Danny McBride and Jody Hill, where one would imagine the tone darkened considerably in accordance with their love of making things painful to watch--though, more recently, a couple of Hess's Napoleon Dynamite TV writers took a pass at it and presumably helped the director add in some dated, quirky outfits. Still, a pretty solid pedigree that could end up with some interesting results. Or it could end up with Jim Carrey having a sociopathic outburst on Maya Rudolph while wearing a colorful ski jacket. I guess that's actually a little more likely.

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