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Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro become best friends in first trailer for ‘The Intern’

Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Who wouldn’t want to be Anne Hathaway’s best friend?

The first trailer for The Intern has acting legend Robert De Niro playing that role as the two star in writer/director Nancy Meyers’ latest comedy. The film also stars Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam Devine, Celia Weston, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin and Zack Perlman.

The Intern follows De Niro as Ben Whitaker, a retired widower who decides to get back in the game by becoming a “senior intern” at a major fashion company, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). Before long, Ben proves himself a valuable member of the team and an important person in Jules’ life.

Meyers also directed and wrote The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated, and The Holiday so the comedic tone hits much the same, even though they exchange a romantic relationship for a more platonic one.

While it seems to be a different premise from The Internship that starred Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, this film seems to have a sweet core thanks to the charm of its two leads. Hathaway seems as lovable as ever and De Niro is funny enough to carry the Jack Nicholson, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin role from Meyers’ previous work.

The Intern comes out on September 15.


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