The Internship is an upcoming comedy starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Rose Byrne. This new film is about two salesman, Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) whose careers were ruined when the digital era came. They must now fight their way into a coveted internship at Google. They have to compete with a new whole group of tech-savvy geniuses who are much younger than they are. The Internship is directed by Shawn Levy who is known for the films: Real Steel and Date Night.
“Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn in The Internship
Late last year, Yahoo Movies (as well as a limited number of other outlets) got the chance to experience how fun it is to do just that as we visited the set of director Shawn Levy’s “The Internship,” — Vaughn and Wilson’s first movie together since2005′s blockbuster comedy “Wedding Crashers.”
Vaughn and Wilson play two out-of-work salesmen who somehow sell their way into highly competitive internships at Google. Once they arrive on Google’s campus, they encounter some sort of “mental Hunger Games against a bunch of genius kids for just like a handful of jobs,” as the trailer professes.
Though they spent time filming at the Googleplex, Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, Levy’s crew also created a replica of the office on location in Atlanta. In between filming, ping pong, and billiards, we caught up with Vaughn, Wilson, and Levy about the comedy.
Vaughn initially wrote the script after seeing a “60 Minutes” segment about the Google company culture. “I sort of thought of the concept of how, just in life right now, I felt a lot of people were losing their jobs — things were tough. And then I saw this thing on ’60 Minutes’ where I saw Google. I thought, this is so different from what we were raised for what a job to be. People have chefs around. They’re taking naps. They’re playing games in their campus. It looks like a fun college campus.”
So Vaughn began writing the fish-out-of-water tale. Along the way, he realized that it was the perfect chance for him to reunite with his old pal Wilson. “When Vince had this idea, it just seemed like something that would be really funny for us to work on,” Wilson recalled.
Vaughn pitched the idea to Levy (“Night at the Museum,” 2006; “Real Steel,” 2011) while on the set of “The Watch,” which Levy helped produce. Levy bit hard on the idea and had a fairly easy time selling it to Fox. “The fact it was me, Vince, and Owen coming as a package together with this big idea: Vince and Owen as interns at Google. It’s clean. It’s strong. It’s timely. So it was a pretty quick yes.”
The Vince-and-Owen part of that equation has been a pitch in the works since “Wedding Crashers” made over $285 million worldwide eight years ago.”
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The Internship is scheduled to be released on June 7th 2013.
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