Fred Ward is joining Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson and Aziz Ansari in Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer’s 30 Minutes or Less.
The action comedy revolves around two criminals who force a junior-high history teacher and a pizza-delivery man to rob a bank by strapping one of them into a bomb vest.
Ward will play “The Major,” the father of McBride’s character.
Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan wrote the screenplay. Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Jeremy Kramer are producing through their Red Hour Films.
The film is scheduled to begin shooting late next month in Grand Rapids, Michigan.