Robert De Niro and Reese Witherspoon to co-star in The Intern
Robert De Niro is set to play the title character in "The Intern", a workplace comedy by writer-director Nancy Meyers.
Reese Witherspoon is also in talks to star as the founder of a highly successful fashion website who is prompted to take part in her company's Senior Intern Program. She is assigned a 70ish widower who shows up with a suit and a briefcase and used to ran his own successful business before retiring. What starts initially as a clash between old world and new world business values grows into something more as the intern becomes a mentor to the young entrepreneur. Tina Fey was previously attached to play this role, when the project was set up at Paramount.
Meyers will present the project at AFM so we'll soon know which studio will pick it up.