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Heist comedy Masterminds gets a new poster

10 August 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Relativity Studios has released a new poster the upcoming heist comedy Masterminds, which sees Jared Hess directing a cast that includes Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Jason Sudeikis; check it out below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Masterminds

In this 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, »

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Jared Hess Heist Drama Masterminds Re-Emerges With All-New Trailer

29 July 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You’d have to cast your mind back to December of 2015 for the last time Jared Hess heist flick Masterminds made the headlines.

Caught amidst Relativity Studios’ tumble into bankruptcy, there was a time when many feared the starry comedy would never see the light of date. Pushed back a full year, a new trailer has emerged today reminding us all that, yes, Masterminds is still a thing – and it’s arriving sooner than you might think.

Zach Galifianakis and Ghostbusters star Kristen Wiig take point as two lowly schemers, who draw up what they believe to be a foolproof plan to become $17 million richer. Spoilers: things go south pretty fast, and whether you take an inkling for Masterminds will likely depend on your tolerance of Hess’ other features, namely Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.

Also starring Ken Marino and Leslie Jones, Masterminds is (finally!) expected to arrive on these »

- Michael Briers

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Watch The New Trailer And Some Photos For Masterminds Here!

28 July 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Relativity Studios has just released a brand new trailer and some new photos from their upcoming action-comedy, Masterminds, and believe it or not this is Inspired by true events.

The film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Ken Marino, and Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Masterminds is directed by Jared Hess from a screenplay written by Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey.

In this 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 »

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Masterminds Trailer Reunites the New Ghostbusters Cast

28 July 2016 2:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

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New trailer for heist comedy Masterminds starring Zach Galifianakis, OWen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis

28 July 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having been pushed back due to Relativity’s financial troubles, Jared HessMasterminds is now gearing up for release this September, and we’ve got a new trailer for the heist comedy, which stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Ken Marino, Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones; check it out below after the official synopsis…

In this 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. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Zack Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, and Owen Wilson Become ‘Masterminds’ in New Trailer

28 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After the uneven Don Verdean, Jared Hess is returning to adventure comedy with more of an action tinge in the new trailer for the long-delayed Masterminds. Sad-sack night guard for an armored car company David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) is getting married to Jandice (Kate McKinnon), who comes in a package with her mother. He aspires to be something more, believing he is destined for adventure. Enter Kelly (Kristen Wiig), a new employee with a plan to rob the bank with her cohorts (including Owen Wilson), all the while special agent Scanlon (Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones) is hot on their tail.

Throw in a crazed hitman played by the always-game Jason Sudeikis, Hess’ oddball stylings, and the guaranteed constant improv from the cast, and what you get is the makings of a goofy, potentially dark action-comedy to kick off the fall. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get too bogged down »

- Mike Mazzanti

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New Images And Trailer From Masterminds Released

28 July 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Relativity Studios has just released Four Brand New Images, as well as a new trailer, for their upcoming film, Masterminds.

In this 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. 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.

Masterminds hits theaters everywhere on September 30, 2016!

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In this 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. »

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Ben Stiller to Star in Mike White’s Comedy ‘Brad’s Status’

13 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Stiller is in talks to star in Mike White’s “Brad’s Status” for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which will finance and produce with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.

White will direct from his own script. The film is set to begin shooting this September.

The film centers around Brad who, despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad is forced to confront his friends and his feelings of failure.

White and Plan B brought the project to Ske. White will produce along with David Bernad, Plan B and Ske.

Ske is currently discussing the project with potential domestic distribution partners.

Mike White’s bold comedic voice echoes throughout this terrifically funny, and often poignant story about family, friends and the curveballs life throws our way, »

- Dave McNary

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'Don Verdean' Preview Goes Digging with Sam Rockwell | Exclusive

22 February 2016 10:43 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan and Jemaine Clement take fans behind-the-scenes of their new comedy Don Verdean, which debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD formats on March 1. This bizarre comedy comes from writer-director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), and hit theaters back in December, after debuting at last year's Sundance Film Festival. As you can see from the preview below, this certainly isn't your typical comedy, but Jared Hess has definitely assembled an all-star cast.

Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan and Jemaine Clement put a comedic spin on evangelical fraud in the wildly funny adventure, Don Verdean, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD March 1 from Lionsgate. The "absurdly funny" (Wnyn-tv) Sundance Film Festival favorite is currently available On Demand and features laugh-out-loud performances by Leslie Bibb, Primetime Emmy&#174 nominee Will Forte and Danny McBride.

From the writers of Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre comes a comedy of biblical proportions. »

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Jared Hess to helm NickToons movie featuring Rugrats, Angry Beavers & more

28 January 2016 5:26 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline is reporting that Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre) has been tapped by Paramount and Nickelodeon to direct Nicktoons, a crossover movie in the vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit that will feature characters from classic 1990s animated series such as Rugrats, The Angry Beavers, Rocko's Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy and Aaahh! Real Monsters. Parent at Disruption Entertainment's... Read More »

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Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, The Angry Beavers and more coming together for NickToons movie – Jared Hess to direct

28 January 2016 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anyone of a certain age will have a particular fondness for the bizarre cast of characters from Nickelodeon’s NickToons line-up. It had been reported last year that Paramount were looking to bring these characters together for an Avengers/Justice League-style team-up, and now its being reported that they’ve found a director in the man behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.

Jared Hess has been hired by Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures to helm the movie, which will bring together characters from Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, The Angry Beavers, Aaaah! Real Monsters and Rocko’s Modern Life. At present these are the only titles involved, but Nickelodeon could always use characters from other franchises such as Doug, Hey! Arnold, CatDog and SpongeBob Square Pants. According to Deadline, the movie is set to be Paramount’s answer to Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

This is not the first time the cast of »

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Nicktoons movie: Jared Hess to direct, Rugrats to star

28 January 2016 12:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess will helm Nickelodeon’s cinematic nostalgia trip, Nicktoons, starring the Rugrats and more…

Not content with creating a channel dedicated to 1990s reruns and commissioning a new Hey Arnold! TV movie, Nickelodeon has gone one step further with the nostalgia – it's announced a cinematic feature film.

This movie – going by the title Nicktoons – will include characters from Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Aaahh! Real Monster, and The Angry Beavers. They’ll all interact together in one big story, as opposed to a series of sketches.

Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos has signed up to direct. He’ll work on the script, as well, with his wife and regular collaborator Jerusha Hess (she worked on all three of those films, too).

The idea for the film originated with Disruption Entertainment's Ali Mendes, “who grew up »

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'Nicktoons' Movie Unites Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, Rocko and More

27 January 2016 3:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Crossovers and shared universes are certainly hot properties on both the big screen and small screen alike, as evidenced by The CW's Arrow and The Flash, along with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Universal's upcoming shared monster universe, and much more. Today we have word through Deadline that Paramount is developing a new movie based on the iconic Nicktoons cartoons, that will feature a slew of beloved characters. The feature will reportedly include characters from hit shows such as Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and The Angry Beavers.

The studio has set Jared Hess (Don Verdean) to direct and co-write the script with his wife and frequent collaborator, Jerusha Hess, based on an idea by Ali Mendes. No specific plot details were given, nor was it revealed how these various animated TV worlds will cross over, but the project was said to be in »

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The Nickelodeon Cartoon Mashup Movie Just Took A Huge Step Forward, Get The Details

27 January 2016 3:24 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you fall into a certain age bracket, shows from Nickelodeon.s stable of animated properties. Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko.s Modern Life, and a slew of others.hold a significant and nostalgic place in your heart. Aside from SpongeBob, the network has never done all that much with them in terms of movies, but that is about to change. They.re working on a mash up film called NickToons, and the project just took a big step forward by hiring director Jared Hess. Jared Hess, who is best known for directing movies like indie comedy Napoleon Dynamite and the Jack Black-starring wrestling flick Nacho Libre, will, according to Deadline, take the helm for NickToons. He.ll also write the script, once again teaming up with his wife, Jerusha Hess, who has collaborated with her husband on all of his directorial efforts up to this point, including their latest, »

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Jared Hess to Direct ‘NickToons’ for Nickelodeon Films and Paramount

27 January 2016 12:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With studios continuing their efforts to build film universes out of their branded properties, Paramount is now looking to take advantage of its classic Nickelodeon cartoon library to do something similar.

Sources tell Variety that Paramount and Nickelodeon Films have tapped Jared Hess to write and direct “NickToons,” which would combine all the classic Nick ‘toons from the ’90s into one film.

Hess will co-write with his wife, Jarusha Hess, with Mary Parent producing through her Disruption Entertainment banner along with Cale Boyter.

Plot details are vague, but the film will feature famous characters from shows like “Doug,” “Rugrats,” “Ren & Stimpy” and “Ahh! Real Monsters,” combining them into a film that would bear similarities to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

Parent already has connections to this world, having recently produced the latest “Spongebob Squarepants” film, which is also a Nickelodeon entity.

Hess’ next project, “Masterminds,” is still awaiting announcement of a new release date, »

- Justin Kroll

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Dakota Johnson And Matthias Schoenaerts Will Be The Sound Of Metal For Director Darius Marder

22 January 2016 2:01 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For his feature film debut, Darius Marder is getting a band together for The Sound of Metal, an all-new musical drama that has eyed Matthias Schoenaerts and Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson for key roles.

Deadline has the scoop, revealing that it is Johnson who will take charge of Marder’s (metal?) band as its lead singer and The Danish Girl‘s Schoenaerts will play the part of the drummer – one who has to come to terms with his rapidly declining ability to hear. It’s unclear as of yet whether their budding music group begins and ends at two musicians, or if Marder is still casting the net in search of additional members, though we’ll keep you updated as this story develops.

Prior to taking the reins of The Sound of Metal, Darius Marder’s credits included a co-writer gig on the 2012 crime drama The Place Beyond The Pines. »

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