Masterminds, the latest comedy from director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), has been sitting in Relativity Studios’ hands for well over a year now. It’s finally set to hit theaters on September 30th, and today brings the release of a new teaser trailer.
Based on a true story, Masterminds stars Zach Galifianakis as relative simpleton David Ghantt. Together with his partner Kelly (Kristen Wiig), he drives around the wealth of other people in an armored truck. Think about it: A low-society schmuck living in trailer spending every day with more money than he’ll ever have in his protection. Sounds like a heist waiting to happen.
That’s what career criminal Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) thinks. With a half-baked scheme in place, Chambers convinces Ghantt to take the money and run — only to hand it right over to the crooked crook. No honor amongst thieves, and all that. Set up to take the fall, Ghantt must right the wrongs done to him while evading the law (Leslie Jones), a crazed hitman (Jason Sudeikis), and getting the girl.