May 31st, 2013
04:28 PM ET
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are together again in theaters this summer with their new comedy "The Internship."
The two actors have previously worked together in 2004's "Starsky & Hutch" and 2005's "Wedding Crashers," and they're rekindling their bromance with this movie set at Google's headquarters - although "bromance" isn't exactly a term Vaughn would use.
"I've always been a real fan of Owen, starting with 'Bottle Rocket,'" he said. "He's not really a comedian in the sense where he is desperate for a joke. He finds fun characters and fun situations with a real point of view, and he really makes me laugh."
The feeling's mutual for Wilson, who said that he appreciates Vaughn's signature sense of humor. Director Shawn Levy is hoping that audiences will feel the same way when they catch his latest effort, which follows comedies like 2010's "Date Night" and the "Night at the Museum" movies in 2006 and 2009.
One criticism Levy's already faced even before the movie's release is that "The Internship," as it tells the story of two struggling salesmen who try to reinvigorate their careers as Google interns, features plenty of product placement. But for Levy, Google is part of the story.
"Google is the backdrop and it could have been somewhere else, except that we had heard about this culture at Google that is idiosyncratic and a little bit funny, and it seemed like a good backdrop for a movie," Levy said. "But at the end of the day, Vince Vaughn and I had creative autonomy. It was set there and we used some of their locations and stuff, but when it came to storytelling they were like, 'that is your job and we want no input - do what you think is right.'"
"The Internship," which also features "The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi, opens June 7.
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