It had been rumored back in April that Jennifer Aniston was circling Rawson Marshall Thurber’s (Dodgeball) new comedy We’re the Millers, reuniting her with her Horrible Bosses co-star Jason Sudeikis. Now we have word that it’s official. Aniston has signed on; Sudeikis is on; and it will be shooting in North Carolina this summer.
We’re the Millers, which was written and will be directed by Thurber, is about a slacker low level drug-dealer (Sudeikis) who decides to do one more job. He is forced to travel to Mexico and create a make-believe family in order to bring 1,400 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. He does so by renting an RV and assembling the fake family from stoner neighbor kid who is intellectually disabled and a sassmouth stripper (Aniston). It’s kind of like National Lampooon’s Vacation by way of The Hangover by way of the darker sensibility of Horrible Bosses. I’ve read the script, and it’s fantastic. It’s gone through a few iterations; most recently, it had John Morris and Sean Anders (Hot Tub Time Machine) attached, and Will Arnett, and Steve Buscemi have been attached as leads at some point during its development. Last year, it had Jason Bateman in the lead role, but he’s since been replaced by Sudeikis.
The role will also allow Aniston to continue her comedic departure away from straight romantic comedies, taking advantage of her success as a nymphomaniac dentist in Horrible Bosses. Also, Jennifer Aniston and a stripper pole is a combination most heterosexual males could agree with.