In 1997, a crew of North Carolina buffoons pulled off one of the largest cash robberies in American history, stealing $17.3 million from an armored-car company and blowing it on tacky luxury goods. They were caught five months later. In 2016, the so-called “hillbilly heist” is the subject of a comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
The Huffington Post has an exclusive clip from “Masterminds,” which marks the latest endeavor of “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess. The conspirators want to sell out their honcho (Galifianakis), so they hired a hitman (Sudeikis) to handle the job. Watch him settle in to negotiate the terms with one of the thieves (Wilson).
“Masterminds” opens Sept. 30.