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.