Ashby stars Mickey Rourke and Nat Wolff with Emma having a supporting role. Awkward Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) needs help fitting in and turns to his neighbor Ashby Holt (Mickey Rourke) for help. Ashby’s unforgiving brand of tough love soon tests their friendship, and it hardly helps when Ed learns that Ashby is a former CIA assassin. The film will make its debut at the Tribeca film festival in New York in April so hopefully soon will see a theatrical release (most likely limited).
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Check out the first still from We’re the Millers, which won’t hit theaters til August 2013!
The fake family that smuggles drugs across the border … stays together.
That might be the theme of Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston’s upcoming comedy We’re the Millers (due out Aug. 9), where a small-time pot dealer hires a phony family as camouflage to bring two metric tons of weed from Mexico to Colorado.
This plan includes working with a cynical stripper (Aniston) as his faux wife, along with a homeless teen (Emma Roberts) and geeky neighborhood kid (Will Poulter) as their offspring.
“Who knew that breaking international drug laws would be such a bonding experience?” says Sudeikis. “When strangers are put together for strange reasons, they come out the other end a lot closer than they anticipate.”
As comedy ensues during an RV vacation trip meant to disguise the smuggling, director Rawson Marshall Thurber says, the family members do unite — the group even cares enough to spy on Poulter’s character protectively from behind curtains as he goes on a date.
“That’s the theme of the entire piece — family bonding,” says Thurber. “It’s really a story about a family coming together.”
And that’s after Aniston shows off some exotic dancing skills at her local strip club. Asked to rate her pole dancing skills, Thurber was effusive.
“One to 10? An 11. I gotta say I was blown away,” he says, admitting he believes the film will get an R rating for multiple reasons. “What she was able to pull off, literally and figuratively, was nothing short of astonishing and glorious.”
The film’s stars also show more practical skills while driving the RV used in the caper — including Aniston, who floored it in a scene where the Millers need to make a quick escape.
“Everyone got the hang of it,” says Sudeikis. “If anyone has a 40-foot trailer they need to be moved across the country — as long as it’s not too much city driving, I’m definitely available for hire if it’s in the summer.”
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