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Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are ‘Interns’ for Director Shawn Levy

Written by on February 7, 2012 

It’s (somehow) been six and a half years since Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson buddied up on Wedding Crashers, but such a gap in time hasn’t tempered their desire to collaborate once more. Now, after years of potential projects for the comedic duo, Vulture informs us that they’ll be starring together in Interns, a comedy written by Vaughn that has Shawn Levy eyeing the director’s chair.

While the latter was gearing up for a Max Landis-scripted Frankenstein reboot over at Fox, budgetary problems have opened up his schedule — either until that film straightens out its issues or gets outright canned. Vaughn is also left with some free time, as a starring vehicle, Insane Laws, from The Break-Up writer Jeremy Garelick, was also plagued by questions over financing. So, with the both of them getting acquainted on Neighborhood Watch (Vaughn stars, Levy executive produces), Fox has paired the two up.

With that out of the way, I can tell you that Interns centers on “forty-ish company guys who both get laid off in a downsizing” and decide to “become interns at a Google-like dotcom and start anew.” With this new job staked out in unknown territory, “the two old chums are competing against wily, fresh-faced 22 year olds for advancement.” That more or less sounds like the exact kind of movie Wilson or Vaughn would star in; considering that they had such good onscreen chemistry in Wedding Crashers, just going ahead and making it a reunion is more than welcome. Levy‘s something of a downer — because, well, you know — but anyone with hind legs is aware that a good script acts as one of the main components in any good comedy; another is the banter between its leads. We’re two for two in that regard, at least.

Could Interns be a satisfactory reunion between the two stars? How do you feel about Levy directing?

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