Masterminds Movie

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Who's Involved:

Jared Hess, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Tucker Tooley, Kate McKinnon, Danny McBride, Ken Marino, Hubbel Palmer, Chris Bowman, John Goldwyn, Ryan Kavanaugh, Leslie Jones, Michael Aguilar, Jody Hill, Kevin Messick, Devin Ratray, Lorne Michaels, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Ross Kimball

Release Date:

Friday, September 30, 2016 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

In this action comedy based on true events, 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, 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. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.

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Crew: Who's making Masterminds

A look at the Masterminds behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jared Hess last directed Don Verdean and Gentlemen Broncos. The film's writer Hubbel Palmer last wrote Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and Superbago.


Jared Hess


John Goldwyn
Lorne Michaels

Production Companies

Gary Sanchez Productions (Former)

Relativity Studios

Production: What we know about Masterminds

Key Facts

  1. Based on an original screenplay by Emily Spivey
  2. Based on a Charlotte Observer newspaper article written by Jeff Diamant.
  3. Jim Carrey plays Dave Ghantt, a military veteran and night guard at the armored car company Loomis Fargo, who serves as the ringleader of the band of thieves.

Filming Timeline

On or about June 10, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

On or about November 25, 2014, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about May 28, 2014, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about October 24, 2012, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Producers are eyeing an April start date in North Carolina. Relativity Media is in negotiations to acquire the pic.

On or about October 24, 2012, the film was in Announced status.

Masterminds Release Date: When was it released?

Masterminds was released in 2016 on Friday, September 30, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Queen of Katwe.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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