February 7, 2006

Buscemi in family way for ‘Millers’

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Steve Buscemi is in
final negotiations to star as a drug dealer in the comedy
feature "We're the Millers."

The New Line project revolves around a dealer who decides
to do one more job so that he can retire from the business. He
must travel to Mexico and create a make-believe family, the
Millers, in order to bring 1,400 pounds of marijuana into the
United States.

Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") was originally slated
to star in the picture but vacated the slot because of
scheduling reasons. Peter Cattaneo ("The Full Monty") will
direct. The studio is eyeing a late February start.

Buscemi directed "Lonesome Jim," starring Liv Tyler and
Casey Affleck, which is scheduled for a March release. He also
is directing as well as starring in "Interview," which is based
on a film by murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh. Buscemi is
doing voice work in the upcoming "Monster House" as well
"Charlotte's Web."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter