‘Masterminds’: Relativity’s Long-Delayed Heist Comedy Finally Ready For Its Closeup

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It was a long time coming after having been shelved a few times because of Relativity’s financial turmoil and subsequent bankruptcy proceedings, but the heist comedy Masterminds — produced by Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn and starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and the Ghostbusting trio of Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon — finally will get its theatrical release next month.

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Masterminds was set to go in October 2015, before and there was even an ad spend for the film and before it was sidelined by complications of lawsuits from a company that had put up P&A money and wanted to take control of the asset. Relativity emerged from bankruptcy, and this is the first film to bow from the company in a year. The heist comedy, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) will open in wide release in what clearly is a counterprogramming move. Other films on the scheduled is Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon and 20th Century Fox’s Tim Burton-helmed Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Written by Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey, the action comedy inspired by true events is about an ordinary guy who becomes involved in a heist of a lifetime. It hits theaters September 30. Take a look at the latest trailer here.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/08/masterminds-theatrical-release-relativity-trailer-1201801420/