Jason Bateman is in talks to star in New Line's stoner comedy We're the Millers, that will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

The film is about a marijuana dealer who -- on his 30th birthday -- recruits a faux family so he can get out of the business after making one last score by smuggling 1,400 pounds of pot from Mexico.

New Line first picked up the project in 2002 when the studio bought a spec from Wedding Crashers writing duo Steve Faber and Bob Fisher.

No production date has been set.