Google crashers: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn to play interns
If you were to cast actors to play Google interns, your soul might lead you to Ellen Page or Andrew Garfield -- people who can muster idealism tinged with taking themselves very seriously.
Your heart might lead you to Taylor Momsen, Tyler Lautner, or Miley Cyrus, people who would pretend with beauty.
But surely only a troubled bunion would lead you to Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.
And yet it seems that these two wedding-crashing, drunken louts will be playing Google interns in a new movie called "The Internship."
I am intensely indebted to Search Engine Watch for watching over this development and maintaining its composure.
It seems that Wilson and Vaughn will play two guys in their 40s who have been laid off and find some scheming, devious way to bypass Google's intensely cerebral selection process and bathe in the joy of being young and in control of the world.
"We get free food, we get to play ping-pong and take naps. We find a way to get into the intern program and try to get a job there. It's fun to go back and do some R-rated comedies again," Vaughn told the Huffington Post.
If there is any corporation that is ripe for R-rated treatment, it is surely Google. It presents itself as so rampantly serious, so soddenly evil-free that a little devilry and debauchery can only enhance its image.
Shooting is taking place not at Google (gosh, really?), but at Georgia Tech. Indeed, a Redditor with the handle BPort shared some pictures of his campus being turned into a cathedral of tomorrow.
The university itself seems very proud to be the location. It has offered a press release, in which the movie's director, Shawn Levy, charmed: "Georgia Tech is one of the most unique and dynamic campuses I have ever seen."
It is natural -- at least to me -- to wonder whether Larry Page or Sergey Brin will make cameo appearances playing, say, drunken lotharios or hyperactive security guards.
In the end, though, I am sure the movie will be amusing, raucous, and offer the triumph of hope over despair.
I wonder if it will feature a drunken fight between Vaughn and a self-driving car.