Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
28 August 2015
Podcast 176: Ed Skrein
Podcast refuelled!
Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon
Brando in his own words
New Poster For The Hallow Online
Plus director Corin Hardy shows us his sketchbook
Vincent D'Onofrio to Direct The Kid
Moving behind the camera with a Western
Joe Carnahan Finally Shoots Five Against A Bullet
Long-gestating project gets green light
Sofia Vergara Joins The Brits Are Coming
Starring with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth
Sam Worthington Clashes With The Titan
Ruth Wilson to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 August 2015
First Teaser Trailer For Zoolander 2 Arrives
The film will need to be at least three times longer
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Zoolander 2
12 February 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
She’s Funny That Way
Empire Star Rating
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hawking (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jim Carrey And Owen Wilson Join Forces For Loomis Fargo
Action heist comedy from Relativity

11 June 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Jim Carrey, Owen Wilson

Jim Carrey's Dumb & Dumber sequel is struggling to find a home, and Owen Wilson's The Internship didn't quite smash the US box office last weekend. But there's always the next project, which in this case they'll be facing together. Carrey and Wilson will be joining forces for the first time since The Cable Guy in an action comedy for director Jared Hess. It's currently untitled, but when the screenplay was still doing the rounds in Hollywood it went by the moniker Loomis Fargo.

Emily Spivey wrote the original script, which has since been overhauled by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. The story involves an armoured car driver who channels his disaffection with the job into a plan to liberate $20m from a bank vault. Sadly for him, his cohorts double-cross him, and proceed to live it up on the robbery's proceeds while he's left alone on the run in Mexico. Not unnaturally, our hero's next plan is to get even.

There's no indication yet which actor has plumped for which role, but we'd speculate that, if they're playing to type, Wilson will be the likeably put-upon everyman, while Carrey is the rascal who absconds with the loot. We could see it working the other way around, however, if Hess decided to mix things up a bit. Hess, of course, was the director of Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, so unpredictability is what we expect. 

Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn are producing through their own company, but there doesn't seem to be a start date yet. We get The Internship in the UK on July 4, and we'll next see Carrey in Kick-Ass 2, which is out on August 16.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

A New Look At Captain America's Suit For The Winter Soldier
The red, white and blue duds get a do-over
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)