In 2013, the comedy “The Millers, a budding family” was born. A fairly classic feature film which, however, shared a big surprise: the presence of French actor Tomer Sisley in the casting. Find out what surprised the actor the most during the production of the film.
The Millers: a hit comedy
After staging dodge ball in 2004 and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh in 2008, the filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber signed in 2013 perhaps his best film. Indeed, it is he who is in charge of staging The Millers, a budding family. Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, and Emma Roberts, the comedy tells how four individuals pretend to be a small model family to smuggle drugs between Mexico and the United States.
The film earns over $269 million in box office receipts for a budget of $37 million. One of the big surprises of the film, at least for the French public, was the presence of Tomer Sisley in the casting.
Tomer Sisley slipped into the film
Indeed, in the second half of the feature film, the French actor Tomer Sisley appears in the skin of the drug baron Pablo Chacon. The star of Wide Winch is used to filming in American productions, but each time it’s an experience. And The Millers, a budding family is no exception to the rule. The actor returned to his participation in the film Rawson Marshall Thurber during an interview with AlloCine in 2013. He notably explained that he joined the film through academic voices, passing a casting from Paris.
But what surprised him most during the filming of The Millers, a budding family is how production was managed. Produced by Warner Bros, the film was still being rewritten during filming. Tomer Sisley was also surprised to see the story constantly evolving. It was very different between the time he read the script and the final rendering. But his biggest surprise concerns the final cut.
Tomer Sisley was very surprised to see that some of his appearances were completely butchered mounting. And in a very special way… We leave you with the statement of Tomer Sisley:
You have no idea of the work that was done between the script I had read and the shooting (they were rewriting the last part of the film when we were already shooting…), then between the shooting and the edited film. Scenes have been extremely shortened, cut, edited… There are even shots where my head is mounted on my body from another moment in the scene! Truthful! But all this is done for the good of the rhythm of the film and to preserve a family aspect… I have no worries with that.
The Millers, a budding family is available on Netflix.