Staking out new turf in the classic clash of generations genre, “The Intern” arrives in theaters Sept. 25 to tell the story of a bored retiree, played by Robert De Niro, who becomes a “senior intern” at a tech start-up. He works for a much younger entrepreneur, played by Anne Hathaway, as he enters the odd new world of young up-and-comers while giving them an education about what it means to be old school.
“The Intern” movie, which originally had Reese Witherspoon in Anne Hathaway’s role, cost $35 million to produce. Writer Nancy Meyers, who Time magazine calls “the master of the aging gracefully genre,” is coming off a string of successes. Her last movie was “It’s Complicated” in 2009, which grossed more than $219 million worldwide on a production budget of $85 million.
“The Intern” movie boasts not just a genre-defining writer but Academy Award winners as well. Here is a look at “The Intern” cast members, their careers and their finances.
Robert De Niro Net Worth: $200 Million
Robert De Niro plays Ben Whitaker, a 70-year-old widower who quickly grows impatient with retirement. Seeking fulfillment, he re-enters the workforce at the bottom of the ladder. Of course, the legendary actor will never have to re-enter the workforce in real life — Robert De Niro’s net worth is $200 million.
According to The New York Times, De Niro became one of the most celebrated actors in history through his “formidable ability to disappear into a character.” He has formed partnerships with some of the most successful directors in show business, most notably Martin Scorsese, a friend from his youth in New York’s Little Italy. He has starred in some of the most important and critically acclaimed movies of his generation, including “The Godfather II,” “Mean Streets,” “Goodfellas,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Deer Hunter,” “The Untouchables” and “Raging Bull.”
Anne Hathaway Net Worth: $35 Million
Anne Hathaway plays Jules Ostin, a young successful entrepreneur who reluctantly takes on soon-to-be friend and mentor Ben Whitaker as a “senior intern.” The actress has been working toward a career in show business, which has fueled her fortune. Anne Hathaway’s net worth is $35 million.
The actress made it big in 1999 when, at the age 16, she landed a role in the Fox drama series “Get Real,” which was canceled after just one season. She quickly hit the big screen with roles in movies like “The Princess Diaries” in 2000, “Ella Enchanted” in 2004, “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005 and “The Devil Wears Prada” in 2006. In 2013, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Les Misérables.” She has two movies set to be released in 2016 and 2017: “The Burning Woman” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
Adam DeVine Net Worth: $3 Million
Adam DeVine plays the head of the interns, who oversees and befriends Ben Whitaker. Adam DeVine’s $3 million net worth can be traced to success on both the big and small screen. He appeared on 13 episodes of “Modern Family” but is best known for his role as Bumper Allen in “Pitch Perfect.” He also has a starring role in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” which is due out in 2016.
Rene Russo Net Worth: $40 Million
Rene Russo plays Fiona, an in-house masseuse who quickly takes a liking to Ben Whitaker. Russo began amassing her $40 million net worth in 1987, with a role on the TV series “Sable.” She has appeared in sports classics such as “Major League II” and “Tin Cup,” as well as all-star ensembles like “Outbreak” and the “Lethal Weapon” movies. Aside from “The Intern,” Rene Russo also starred in “Frank and Cindy” in 2015.
Linda Lavin Net Worth: $2 Million
Best known for her role as the title character in the TV series “Alice” and for her role in “Wanderlust,” Linda Lavin’s part in “The Intern” has not yet been made public. Lavin began to accumulate her $2 million net worth as early as 1963, when she appeared in the TV series “The Doctors and the Nurses.” She has since appeared in dozens of TV series and movies, like “The Ring.” She has two movies coming out on the big screen in 2015: “My Bakery in Brooklyn” and “Manhattan Nocturne.”
‘The Intern’ Movie Trailer
“The Intern” trailer already has nearly four million views. The trailer, released on May 13, reveals the culture shock that surrounds the entry of Robert De Niro’s Ben Whitaker into the lowest rung of the corporate ladder.