Here is the latest movie release calendar, including new release dates and one release date shuffle:
- We’re the Millers, a pot comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston, is set to open August 9th, 2013.
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a magician comedy starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, opens March 15th, 2013.
- Prisoners, a thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, opens September 20th, 2013.
- The Conjuring, a horror/thriller starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, now opens six months later on July 19th, 2013.
Hit the jump for more on the films’ synopses and casts.
We’ve got some quick casting stories to report today. First up, Kathryn Hahn and Emma Roberts have joined Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston in the long-in-development pot comedy We’re the Millers. Directed by Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball), the film centers on “a pot dealer (Sudeikis) who pulls together a hooker pretending to be his wife (Aniston) and two kids to pose as an RV road-tripping family so that he can smuggle 1000 pounds of pot cross country.” It sounds like a fun premise, especially since it sounds like the nightmare of an over-zealous DEA agents (“…must stop…family road trips…because of the drugs…”). Will Poulter (Son of Rambow) recently signed on to play the fake son, and Deadline is now reporting that Roberts will play the daughter. As for the scene-stealing Hahn, Variety reports she’ll play the wife of a vacationing DEA agent. Ed Helms and Nick Offerman also have supporting roles in the flick.
Filming on We’re the Millers begins next week in North Carolina. Hit the jump for casting news on the action movie White House Down and the indie flick The Lifeguard.
This edition of casting notices may feature our biggest age gap yet*: 45 years!
- 19-year-old Will Poulter will star opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis in the pot comedy We’re the Millers.
- 65-year-old Richard Dreyfuss booked two films, the thriller Paranoia and the coming-of-age drama Very Good Girls.
Hit the jump for details on each project.
Andy Bernard’s schedule book is pretty packed this summer. Ed Helms, one of the lead actors on The Office, will film two movies before returning to his desk at Dunder Mifflin this fall; he’ll join Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in They Came Together before filming a cameo in We’re The Millers. Both of these will finish before filming for The Office begins on July 30. Hit the jump for more on these two films.
Horrible Bosses stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis may be reuniting for another comedy. Deadline reports that Aniston is in talks to star in the comedy We’re the Millers, and Sudeikis is apparently eyeing a role. The film centers on “a pot dealer who pulls together a fake wife and two kids to pose as an RV road-tripping family so that he can smuggle 1000 pounds of pot cross country.” Aniston would play the wife, who’s actually a hooker, and Sudeikis is circling the pot smuggler role. The pic was written by Wedding Crashers scribes Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, and Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Story) is set to direct.
Aniston is an incredibly gifted comedic actress when given the right material (see: Horrible Bosses) and Sudeikis has crackerjack charisma, so I’d love to see these two team up on this project. The tone is described as a “warped Vacation”, and Harry Potter producer David Heyman is producing alongside Happy Walters, Vince Newman and Tucker Tooley.
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.
by Jason Barr Posted: October 6th, 2010 at 10:42 pm
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.
The pot-centric comedy We’re the Millers has been kicking around in development for years now, with Steve Buscemi attached at one point (no longer). New Line would like to finally get the concept on screen. According to 24 Frames, Millers centers on a veteran pot dealer who “decides to create a fake family (the eponymous Millers) to move a large shipment of marijuana across the U.S. border from Mexico.”
Most of talent linked to the project have an associable credit on their filmography. Steve Faber and Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers) wrote the first draft. Dan Fybel and Rich Rinaldi (The Sarah Silverman Program) are currently working on a rewrite. Sean Anders and John Morris (writers of Hot Tub Time Machine) are in the running to direct. Even Burr Steers, best known as the director of such Zac Efron vehicles as 17 Again and Charlie St. Cloud, and owner of a fantastic name, directed a 2005 episode of Weeds. There have been hints of greatness in the work of Anders/Morris, particularly Sex Drive — but I’d like to see the pair write for themselves. So I like Steers for the gig, provided he can find a role for Efron, and New Line calls it “Burr Steers’ We Are the Millers.” There’s always the possibility that Millers could again fail to gain momentum, but if New Line gets it going, the results could be interesting.