Watch: First ‘Masterminds’ Trailer Starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis


Masterminds trailer
Jason Sudeikis and Zach Galifianakis in Masterminds
Photo: Relativity

Apologies for the name-dropping in the lengthy headline, but I assumed you might not be that quick to click had I only mentioned the film’s title as Masterminds wasn’t a title I was immediately familiar with, but you add the list of stars including Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis and this trailer premiere suddenly becomes a little more interesting.

Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and apparently inspired by a true story, this comedy centers on David Ghantt (Galifianakis), an armored vehicle driver looking for a little adventure, but his life of monotony is about to take a turn when his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Wiig) lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. As I’m sure you can tell by that description and the poster below, where this one is heading is no secret, the question is, Will it be funny?

Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Ken Marino, Devin Ratray and Kevin J. O’Connor co-star.

Watch the first Masterminds trailer below and let me know if you’ll be looking out for this one come August 7 or if you’ll skip it instead.