Vince Vaughn’s upcoming film “The Internship” may look like Google’s newest advertising campaign, but the multinational corporation promises it was all Vaughn’s idea.
The film stars Vaughn and Owen Wilson who team up for the first time since 2005’s “Wedding Crashers” to play laid-off businessmen who take on a Google internship to restart their career.
The Google internship is not only the premise of the movie, but the film’s trailer actually debuted on Google+ hangout hosted by Conan O’Brien last week.
While Google’s logo is featured throughout the trailer, the search engine giant says it’s not paying for the free advertising or being paid for its brand, according to an anonymous source from Google, because most people already know who Google is and the company didn’t need the advertising.
It was actually Vaughn who approached Google about the idea for a movie after reading an article about Google being an amazing place to work.
“It was an idea that I had,” Vaughn said during a Google+ hangout highlighting the film.”Two gentlemen lose their jobs. They feel that their skill sets are not what’s en vogue and they become interns at Google. I remember seeing specials on Google and seeing that people got to take naps. And there were ping pong games and there was food, that you could never be more than 150 feet away from food. There was volleyball. That’s very different from the work environment (being from the midwest) than what I understood to be true. The concept is two guys, I don’t want to say old, but not young. Get to go to a place that is an incredible place to work.”
Google said in a statement, “We’re excited that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson chose the Google campus as a backdrop for their first film together since ‘Wedding Crashers.’ We’re sure they’ll have a humorous take on life in Silicon Valley and look forward to seeing the result.”
Unfortunately,”The Internship” does not provide an actual inside look at the search engine’s headquarters. The film is shot entirely at Georgia Tech, and the viewer doesn’t even get a peak at the inside of Google’s offices in California or New York.
According to the anonymous source, this movie is Vaughn’s comedic take on what life at Google is like, but that he did document the Google work culture accurately.
Watch the Google+ Hangout debuting the trailer below.