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Meet David Miller, a seemingly mild-mannered married man and father of two who is planning a family road trip to Mexico. But let's get real for a moment. There is no David Miller. This poster—courtesy of Facebook—actually features David Burke, a grungy, low-level pot-dealer who has been tasked with picking up a massive shipment of drugs from Mexico by a sociopath who owns a shark-chomping killer whale that swims around the aquarium walls of his office. So, what does screw-up Burke decide is the best way to get this massive haul of marijuana through customs? By pulling together a fake family of misfits to masquerade the drug run as a family vacation.
That is the wild plotline of the upcoming New Line comedy We're the Millers. Jason Sudeikis, who has played cads in Hall Pass, Horrible Bosses and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, stars as the duplicitous David. Emma Roberts (Scream 4) is a gutterpunk runaway pretending to be David's daughter; Will Poulter (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) portrays the clueless virgin/next-door neighbor who is way too eager to play his son. (You can see their character posters here.) And last but not least, Jennifer Aniston, Sudeikis's Horrible Bosses co-star, is on board as a stripper paid to play Momma Miller. Her character poster has yet to be revealed, but you can see her strip in thesetrailers.
Each of the posters so far show the "Millers" at their squeaky clean best, rather than their unsavory real worst. It's funny that New Line didn't opt for showing a bit of both, as the image above is pretty vague as to the stories plot. Looking at this, you might assume David Miller is a former drug dealer trying to turn his life around instead of a scoundrel playing dad to hide his dealing. Still, the visual ties to the iconic Forty-Year-Old Virgin poster are enough to suggest this is a subversive comedy. So maybe that's enough for now.
We're the Millers opens August 9th.