Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who isn’t exactly enjoying his retirement plan. He gets the bright idea to get back in the swing of his working days by taking on an internship at an online fashion site. Jules Ostin, the young and beautiful founder and CEO of the fashion site, finds she has her handful when she humors the gent. But Ben also finds that she’s no walk in the park either.
From Director Nancy Meyers, who brought us What Women Want and The Holiday, comes a new uproarious film that will keep us laughing until the credits. Her chosen cast have a reputation of giving their audiences side stitches. Ben is played by NYC’s 72-year-old Robert De Niro (Meet the Focker’s Jack). His new boss, Jules, is acted by Brooklyn’s own 32-year-old Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada’s Andy). Other cast members include Rene Russo (Outbreak’s Robby), Anders Holm (The Mindy Project’s Casey), and Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars’ Isaac).
Here are 10 fast factoids for you before you see The Intern in theaters, this Friday, September 25th!
- The film was once picked up by Paramount Pictures- starring Tina Fey.
- Reese Witherspoon was originally cast, but dropped and was then replaced by Hathaway.
- The show made its first appearance in the US on September 21st at the Wine Country Film Festival. It was shown in Belgium September 15th at the Film Festival Oostende.
- De Niro and Russo have now played in three films together – The Intern, Showtime, and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
- The film runs just about 2 hours.
- The Director had reportedly approached Jack Nicholson before approaching De Niro for the role.
- The movie was filmed throughout New York.
- This is the first collaboration for director Meyers and Hathaway with De Niro.
- The budget was at an estimated $35 million.
- The film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language and some suggestive content.