It’s a bit hard to believe, but next month will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of director Jared Hess’s Napoleon Dynamite. At the tie of its release, the film’s quirky, unique sensibilities made me wonder if director Jared Hess was the “next major new comedy voice.” Well, since then, it doesn’t seem as if Hess has managed to live up to the promise of his first film, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t given up hoping for more from that does. Perhaps his next film will be the one, as it is being announced that Ken Marino and Kate McKinnon have been added to the cast of his upcoming heist comedy Loomis Fargo.
Ever since he was a member of the comedy troupe The State, Marino has been honing some fine comedic chops, while McKinnon has quickly emerged as one of Saturday Night Live‘s current Most Valuable Players. The teaming of the two is exciting in itself, regardless of who the director they’ll be working with is.
Loomis Fargo will star Zach Galifianakis stars as an sarmored car guard who gets framed for a $20 million heist and sets out to find the gang, lead by Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig, who betrayed him. Marino will play a neighbor in the snooty suburban neighborhood where Wilson, Wiig and the rest are hiding out, while cKinnon will be playing Galifianakis’s overbearing fiancee.