Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Reunite for INTERNS; Shawn Levy Directing from a Script by Vaughn

     February 7, 2012


Wedding Crashers buddies Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are set to reunite for Interns, with Shawn Levy (Real Steel) directing.  As a producer, Levy is currently in post-production on the Vaughn-led comedy Neighborhood Watch.  Levy was hoping to make Frankenstein next, but Vulture hears that he’ll have to cut the $80 million budget before Fox is willing to consider the project.  Vaughn is in a similar position since The Inane Laws is reportedly having trouble getting off the ground over at Universal.  (The rumor mill whispers that Vaughn is still demanding a Wedding Crashers-era paycheck in the wake of The Dilemma.)  The serendipity led Vaughn and Levy back to Fox to pitch Interns, a comedy that Vaughn wrote about fortysomething friends who get laid off: “Convinced they’ve gone about managing their careers entirely wrong, they resolve to become interns at a Google-like dotcom and start anew.”  Hijinks ensue when Vaughn and Wilson compete against “wily, fresh-faced 22-year-olds” to advance in the company.

Vaughn and Wilson have shown interest in re-teaming, but 2 Guns somehow transformed from a Vaughn/Wilson vehicle to an actioner starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel WashingtonInterns sounds like a suitable replacement, with a fruitful premise for their style as a comedy duo.

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  • t

    There are some funny people who make some horrible movies, but once and a while really get it right. But Vaughn hasn’t been worth watching since Wedding Crashers. I’ll wait for the reviews or ‘buzz’ to give me hope.

  • Kimian

    Great combo to look forward too !!!!

  • Bob

    Why shouldn’t he demand Wedding Crasher era salary? All his movies up to The Dilemna have been box office hits and there is no reason to conclude that The Dilemna is an indication that his box office appeal has waned.

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