Owen Wilson will star alongside Jim Carrey in a new action comedy.

The project, which was formerly titled Loomis Fargo, will be directed by Napoleon Dynamite helmer Jared Hess, Deadline reports.

The film tells the story of a disgruntled armoured car driver who is persuaded to participate in a major bank heist.

His cohorts double cross him after they rob $20 million from a bank vault and leave him alone and on the run in Mexico. While they live the high life, he becomes obsessed with wreaking revenge on them.

The script has been written by Chris Bowman (The Wrong Brother) and Hubbel Palmer (Humble Pie).

Wilson can currently be seen on the big-screen in The Internship, which sees him reunite with his Wedding Crashers co-star Vince Vaughn.