DODGEBALL Director Rawson Marshall Thurber to Direct Stoner Comedy WE’RE THE MILLERS

     May 4, 2011

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber is in talks to step into the director’s chair for New Line’s pot-centric comedy We’re the Millers, which has been kicking around in development since 2002.  THR reports that the project centers on a drug dealer who decides on his 30th birthday that he wants out of the game.  But before he’s done for good, he decides to pull one final job, which involves him traveling to Mexico to invent a fake family in order to smuggle 1,400 pounds of marijuana back into the U.S.

We reported last year that Hot Tub Time Machine writers John Morris and Sean Anders would be co-directing the film, but that is obviously no longer the case.  Will Arnett and Steve Buscemi had both been attached at different points to star in the project, and filmmaker Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) was previously in talks to direct before Morris and Anders.  As a huge fan of Dodgeball, I’m hoping that Thurber can light up what could potentially become the next stoner classic.  Hopefully the project will finally get off the ground after years of struggling to get into production.

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