Upon hearing that Anne Hathaway will be starring in a comedy title The Intern, one might get flashbacks from the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada. In fact, as these new clips from the Nancy Meyers’ comedy reveal, not only is Hathaway in the top executive position this time around, her intern is 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro). It’s an interesting role reversal that allows Hathaway’s fashion entrepreneur Jules Ostin to lean on Whittaker’s time-tested experience when needed, while also bringing the Senior Citizen into the modern era by introducing him to social media and cutting-edge technology.
We have a batch of seven clips to share with you from The Intern that highlight De Niro’s poise and comfort with the young cast alongside his character’s willingness to dole out sage advice in a grandfatherly manner. The tone is also quite different from The Devil Wears Prada in that the online fashion company appears to exist in a very positive and supportive environment, as opposed to the cutthroat office of Miranda Priestly. I think it’s safe to say that if you enjoyed Meyers’ previous films, then The Intern should be on your list. Also starring Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam Devine, Celia Weston, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin and Zack Perlman, The Intern opens September 25th.
Watch the new clips from The Intern below:
Here is the official synopsis for The Intern:
Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Intern.” Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Private Benjamin”) is directing the dramatic comedy from her own screenplay.
In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).