Although in recent years they’ve gone their separate ways, 2005’s favorite comedic broheems, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, are reuniting for a project that, based on its title, every hardworking American can relate to. It’s called Interns, and will feature the former wedding crashers as two recently laid-off fortysomethings who reenter the workforce from the bottom floor. To keep it current, their characters will join a “Google-like dotcom” as unpaid interns who climb the company ranks by nailing the coffee orders, and that sexy Senior Account Executive. (Can someone get Eva Mendes’ agent on the phone?)
Vaughn wrote the script, which continues the phenomenon of presumably busy movie stars somehow finding the time and motivation to sit down and pen a feature-length screenplay that’s good enough to sell. (Creativity and ambition are amazing things, aren’t they?) Shawn Levy—Hollywood’s go-to for fun-for-the-whole-family fare—is attached to direct, after his planned $80 million dollar remake of Frankenstein recently fell apart. Levy’s involvement likely means Interns will steer clear of the risky, hard-R comedy that made Wedding Crashers feel so fresh at the time, but since most of today’s comedies use the word ‘fuck’ for an easy laugh, that might not be such a terrible thing.