Actress Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star in writer-director Nancy Meyers' next project, a workplace comedy currently titled The Intern. (The name will probably be changed so as to avoid confusion with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn's Google-tainment flick The Internship.)
According to Deadline, Witherspoon and Robert De Niro are Meyers' top picks for the project, which has a "young-meets-old" premise:
Witherspoon will play the founder of a highly successful fashion website who is prompted to take part in her company's Senior Intern Program. She is assigned a 70ish widower who shows up with a suit and a briefcase. Turns out he ran his own successful business before retiring. What starts initially as a clash between old world and new world business values grows into something more as the intern becomes a mentor to the young entrepreneur.