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Fred Ward joining "30 Minutes" crime comedy

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fred Ward has been cast in the Columbia feature “30 Minutes or Less.”

“Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer is shooting the action comedy, which 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. Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson and Aziz Ansari star. The picture is scheduled to begin filming late next month in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ward will play “The Major,” the father of McBride’s character. He recently appeared in the heist film “Armored” and on the Showtime series “United States of Tara.”

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