Ward added to ’30 Minutes’

Actor to join McBride in MRC/Sony comedy

Veteran thesp Fred Ward has been added to the cast of MRC/Sony’s comedy “30 Minutes or Less,” portraying the father of Danny McBride’s chracter.

McBride stars with Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Pena and Aziz Ansari wuth Reuben Fleisher (“Zombieland”) directing. Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld are producing.

Based on a screenplay by Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan, story revolves around a junior high history teacher and a pizza-deliver man who are forced to rob a bank when one of them is strapped to a bomb vest. The film starts principal in late July in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sony will release the pic Aug. 12, 2011.

Ward’s recent credits include “Armored” and “Management.” He’s repped by Fortitude.

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