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Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig are the perfect match in ‘Masterminds’

August can't get here fast enough.


Audra Schroeder


Published Mar 31, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 4:42 am CDT

Your prayers have been answered; your vision board was a success: Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig are in a movie together. 

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The first trailer for Masterminds, directed by Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess, is making the rounds, and the film stars Galifianakis as a Loomis Fargo armored truck employee who plans and carries out a bank robbery. The film is based on a real robbery that took place in Charlotte, N.C., in 1997. Galifianakis plays David Scott Ghantt, who walked away with $17 million before getting nabbed in Mexico. Wiig plays a fellow coworker who helped plan the heist. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis also star, the wardrobe is wonderfully ’90s, and Galifianakis’s hair is on point. 

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The film opens Aug. 7. 

H/T EW | Screengrab via Comedy Central/YouTube 

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*First Published: Mar 31, 2015, 4:15 pm CDT