After a detour into sci-fi drama with Real Steel, Shawn Levy has returned to full-on comedy with The Internship, featuring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two salesmen competing for possible jobs at Google. The first trailer is online – via Google, not so shockingly – and can be watched below.
The Wedding Crashers duo reunites for the tale of two old school salesmen whose company, led by disreputable boss John Goodman, collapses.
Desperate to find new work, they hatch a plan to apply to Google’s intern programme, hoping it’ll lead to jobs. But they soon find themselves out of their depth in a crowd of young, geeky geniuses who know far more about the modern work environment and are just waiting to run rings around our heroes. But could the experienced guys have a thing or two to teach them?
Our guess, based on this, is probably. But while it has a few generic moments (groin hits? Again? Really?), we’re hoping a talented, funny cast (which also includes Dylan O’Brien, Aasif Mandvi, Rose Byrne, Josh Gad and Max Minghella) can make the script – by Vaughn and Wreck-It Ralph contributor Jared Stern – fly.
The Internship is out on July 4.