In 2013, We’re the Millers, a comedy directed by Rawson M. Thurber, was released, which turned out to be a box office hit with a worldwide gross of $ 270 million. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter, this production follows David, a small-time drug dealer from Denver who is doing just enough work to make ends meet. However, his gullible nature causes him to have his stock and money stolen, resulting in a huge debt to his supplier.
The only way to pay off this debt is to travel to Mexico to smuggle a huge amount of drugs, even if this mission is extremely dangerous and could potentially arrest him. So, in order to fly under the radar and successfully smuggle the drugs, David hires two of his neighbors and a teenage runaway to impersonate his family, and the four set off in an RV, not knowing that they will grow up to be a real family during their bizarre and dangerous adventures.
Although We’re the Millers became an audience hit, it was not so well received by critics and received mixed reviews. Nevertheless, the film We’re the Millers was able to win quite a few awards, mainly for Aniston and Poulter, who received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2014. Both actors and all other performers have remained active in the industry over the years and continue to star in popular projects to this day. Here’s a look at what they’re up to these days.
Jennifer Aniston has starred in many successful productions over the years. However, her most popular role to date is the one that made her a star in the 1990s: Rachel Green in the NBC sitcom Friends. After playing the role for 10 years, she starred in several films and TV shows, focusing mainly on films. In recent years, Aniston has worked extensively with Netflix, starting with the 2018 musical comedy Dumplin’, for which she also served as an executive producer. A year later, she joined Adam Sandler again after starring in Just Go with It in 2011 to star in Murder Mystery, a popular comedy that released its first sequel in March last year.
Perhaps Aniston’s most famous project in recent years is The Morning Show, the series that marked her comeback on television in a leading role 15 years after the conclusion of Friends. In this production, she stars alongside Reese Witherspoon and serves as an executive producer. The morning show has been on the air for two seasons now, a third is due in September this year.
Jason Sudeikis is another major actor in contemporary comedy and became famous in 2003 by participating in Saturday Night Live, a show in which he acted first as a writer and then as a performer for nine seasons. Since leaving the show, Sudeikis has worked for both film and television. Among his most relevant films in recent years are Booksmart, the 2019 comedy that marked the directorial debut of his ex-girlfriend Olivia Wilde, and Fool’s Paradise, a 2023 production in which Charlie Day is both a star and a director.
But just like with Aniston, Sudeikis has recently made it big on TV: in 2020, he created the sports comedy TV series Ted Lasso together with Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, in which he also acts as the main actor. Another major project of Sudeikis in recent years is Hit-Monkey, Hulu’s animated series for adults, which was inspired by Marvel comics. In this production, renewed for a second season last February, he voices Bryce Fowler.