30 MINUTES OR LESS: Mocking Real Life Pizza Delivery Bomb Tragedy?

30 MINUTES OR LESS, the new movie starring Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari, is a full blown R-rated comedy.  But is the movie based on some real life events that are anything but funny?

Back in 2003, 46-year-old pizza man Brian Wells was killed when a bomb strapped around his neck exploded after he tried to rob a bank.  Wells insisted that he was abducted during a pizza delivery in Pennsylvania, and the bomber locked an explosive device around his neck and ordered him to rob a bank.

Cops handcuffed Wells, and by the time they actually called bomb control, the bomb had already exploded.  The entire incident was captured by numerous news cameras.

Years later, federal prosecutors alleged that Brian was in on the plan with several other people, but the only thing he didn’t realize until it was too late was that the bomb was real.

TMZ spoke with one of Brian’s closest friends who tells us he’s outraged that Hollywood would mock Wells’ death:

“It’s stupid the movie is even coming out…producers can go jump in a lake for all I care!  Doesn’t Brian have a right to die? They’re blowing something up that should never have even happened in the first place and now they wanna make a joke out it…it’s really tragic.”

A rep for Columbia Pictures says that , “Neither the filmmakers nor stars the stars of ’30 Minutes or Less’ were aware of this crime prior to their involvement in the film,” That statement somewhat conflicted with the rep’s second statement, saying “The writers were vaguely familiar with what had occurred and wrote an original screenplay that does not mirror the real-life tragedy. “

So you tell us what you think…sick joke, or innocent comedy?

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