The project is based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery in North Carolina in which an armored car driver and vault supervisor stole $17.3 million in cash. Galifianakas is playing the driver.
The movie, to be released Aug. 14, 2015, was originally titled “Loomis Fargo.” It was shot this summer in North Carolina with Jared Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite”) directing from a script by Emily Spivey, Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer.
Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn are producing. Exec producers include Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Kevin Messick, Erin David, Relativity chief Ryan Kavanaugh and president Tucker Tooley.