Some of Hollywood’s funniest guys and gals came out for the L.A. premiere of the pizza-boy-turned-robber-with-a-bomb movie, “30 Minutes Or Less,” Monday night.
Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari, who star in the film, hung out with producer Ben Stiller, as well as Dane Cook and co-stars Nick Swardson and Michael Pena at the star-studded event.
Other celebs spotted on the red carpet? Joe Jonas, Brody Jenner and Busy Phillips -- just to name a few.
But while the film may deliver some big laughs, there’s one group that isn’t laughing at the story of a pizza delivery driver forced to rob a bank with a bomb strapped to his chest.
In 2003, pizza delivery man Brian Wells was killed when a metal bomb collar he was wearing exploded. Wells was reportedly forced to rob a bank while wearing the explosive device.
Sound familiar? It's probably because that's kind of what happens in "30 Minutes Or Less."
Wells’ surviving family members have voiced their displeasure that Hollywood decided to take his story and turn it into a comedy movie. However, the studio is denying any connection between Wells and the movie.
"Neither the filmmakers nor the stars of '30 Minutes or Less' were aware of this crime prior to their involvement in the film," Steve Elzer, the senior vice president who handles media relations for Sony Pictures' Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. "The writers were vaguely familiar with what had occurred and wrote an original screenplay that does not mirror the real-life tragedy."
“30 Minutes Or Less” hits theaters on Friday, August 12.