Originally set to star Tina Fey when it was announced last year, writer-director Nancy Meyers’ upcoming comedy The Intern has now cast both Robert De Niro and Reese Witherspoon.
The plot sees Witherspoon starring as the founder of a successful company who, as part of a new program, takes in a senior citizen (De Niro) to be her intern.
Having just starred in The Family and Last Vegas, De Niro can next be seen going toe-to-toe with Sylvester Stallone in Grudge Match and as part of the ensemble of David O. Russell’s American Hustle. Witherspoon, meanwhile, can be seen coming up in Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot.
To be produced by Scott Rudin, The Intern is planned to go into production early next year.
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