The male roles in the film have proven troublesome, with Will Arnett, Steve Buscemi, and Jason Bateman all attached to the Rawson Thurber-directed project at one point or another, but in an easier bit of casting, Emma Roberts and Kathryn Hahn -- varying wildly in their comedy experience -- are set to star as well. Roberts will play Julia, a disturbed 20-year-old runaway who poses as Sudeikis and Aniston's daughter amidst their plan to ferry 1,400 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to the U.S. Sudeikis plays the low-level drug dealer who forces Aniston into the trip in the first place, while Hahn plays the wife of a DEA agent struggling to take a vacation among all the chaos.
Hahn is no stranger to the comedy world, appearing in “Wanderlust,” “My Idiot Brother,” and “How Do You Know,” small-screen guest stints on "Parks & Recreation," "The Newsroom" and "Girls," in addition to memorable supporting roles in “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers.” Her talent as a comedic presence is a given, but Roberts is more of a question mark in regards to pulling her role off. When the closest the actress -- who just wrapped the heist film “Empire State” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Liam Hemsworth -- has come to a comedic role is “Scream 4,” that doesn't exactly give the best of hopes. Still, we're optimistic for a pleasant surprise, and for the finished film to be worth the (very long) wait.