I can already see the film advertisements: “From the guys who brought you Hot Tub Time Machine and She’s Out of My League comes…a stoner comedy.” Regardless of whether or not this slogan is draped across endless marketing campaigns, the fact of the matter is that Sean Anders and John Morris will co-direct We’re the Millers. Beating out director Burr Steers (Charlie St. Cloud) for the gig, the two inherit a project that has been in development for several years. The original script was penned by Wedding Crashers scribes Steve Faber and Bob Fisher and, earlier in its production, Steve Buscemi was attached to star. Dan Fybel and Rich Rinaldi (The Sarah Silverman Program) have penned Millers most recent draft. While the odds that Buscemi is jumping back on board are probably slim, Anders and Morris’ hiring could mean that we will start seeing casting for the film fall into place soon enough.
According to 24 Frames, We’re the Millers “involves a veteran pot dealer coming up with a scheme to create a fake family to move a large shipment of marijuana across the U.S. border from Mexico.” Co-writers on both Hot Tub Time Machine and (in my opinion) the underrated She’s Out of My League, Anders also directed Sex Drive which he and Morris co-wrote. In addition to Millers, the duo are also penning a new installment in the Meatballs series.