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Jim Carrey to Lead Band of Thieves in 'Loomis Fargo'

October 16, 2012 (6:51 am) GMT
The Colonel of 'Kick-Ass 2' is close to land a role as a military veteran who serves as the ringleader of a dim-witted quartet who robs $17 million from an armored car.
Jim Carrey

After nabbing a role as The Colonel in "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall", is close to land another military veteran role in a new comedy film called "Loomis Fargo". Per Variety, the "Dumb and Dumber" actor is in talks to play a character called Dave Ghantt in the Jared Hess-directed bank heist movie.

"Loomis Fargo" is based on a true story of four dim-witted Southerners who were involved in one of the biggest heists in American history. The quartet robbed $17 million from a Loomis Fargo armored truck. Carrey's character is described as a military veteran and night guard at the armored car company. At the same time, he also served as the ringleader of the thieves.

The original script draft was written by Emily Spivey before being repolished by Jody Hill and Danny McBride. The latest draft was penned by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. The project itself is expected to kick off production in North Carolina around April 2013.

As for Jim Carrey, the rubber-faced actor is still filming Jeff Wadlow's "Kick-Ass 2". He will next be seen starring as 's rival magician in "". He is also expected to reprise his role as Lloyd Christmas in the untitled Dumb and Dumber sequel.

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