Jennifer Aniston strips down in 'We're the Millers' (Photo: Screengrab/Warner Bros.)
Do we have your attention?
That's not the only highlight in the first trailer for the upcoming comedy "We're The Millers," but New Line Cinema are no fools … if a comedy about drug smuggling with a top-notch cast isn't quite enough to draw you in, adding a beautiful woman wearing very little clothing just might seal the deal.
"We're the Millers" stars "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Jason Sudeikis as David Burke, a scruffy pot dealer living in New York who is in need of product. One of his neighbors in his apartment building is Rose (Aniston), an exotic dancer who works in one of the city's sleazier dives ("We need a lap dance at table five," her manager tells her, adding "don’t get too close – the guys smells like asparagus pee and he has a hook hand"). An upscale wholesaler played by Ed Helms, who is so successful the shark tank behind his desk is big enough to house an Orca (and it does), tells David, "I have a smidge of marijuana down in Mexico. Bring it back here by Sunday night and I will pay you one hundred thousand dollars!"
David approaches Rose at work (wearing some interesting black lingerie and a very fake looking blonde wig), telling her he'll cut her in for ten thousand bucks if she's willing to help with his big scheme. "It’s not drug dealing, it's smuggling!" David says. "Me, crossing the border alone? Huge red flag. But families? They don't get a second look. I need you to be my wife!"
Rose's body English says she's up for the challenge, and David immediately recruits two "children" – a nerdy and socially awkward teenager from the neighborhood, Kenny (Will Poulter), and a sullen delinquent runaway, Casey (Emma Roberts). "We just have to dress up like a squeaky clean All-American family," David tells his new partners, and decked out in Dockers and piloting a huge RV, the "Miller Family" heads to Mexico, where they discover the "smidge of marijuana" is actually a few hundred pounds of contraband ("This is not a 'smidge'! You've got me moving enough weed to kill Willie Nelson, man!").
Making their way back to the States is no easy task, and when their RV breaks down, David and Rose end up camping for the night with a couple (played by Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn, both from "Parks and Recreation") who have decided they want to investigate swinging, in the most awkward way possible. If that wasn't bad enough for David and Rose, the "family" soon crosses paths with a rival dealer who wants David and his cohorts dead. When the heavily armed villain is told that Rose isn't really David's wife but just a cheap stripper, he replies, "Prove it."
And Rose does. Indeed she does.
"We're The Millers" was directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, whose previous credits include "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" and "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," while the screenplay was written by Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, who penned "Wedding Crashers," and Sean Anders and John Morris, who wrote "Hot Tub Time Machine." Judging from the trailer, "We're The Miller" should provide a solid leading role for Jason Sudeikis, who already shown himself to be a capable second-lead in "Horrible Bosses," "Hall Pass" and "The Campaign." (And given recent rumors that he's leaving "Saturday Night Live," Sudeikis is doubtless ready to prove he can be a genuine box office draw.) And Jennifer Aniston seems eager to show us once again that she's a gifted comic actress and, at 44, still one of the sexiest women in Hollywood. We'll all get to find out how things pan out for the faux family when "We're The Millers" opens in theaters August 9.
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