Netflix shelves Nancy Meyers rom-com
James R | On 15, Mar 2023
Netflix has shelved its planned Nancy Meyers rom-com, reportedly over budget concerns.
The streaming giant announced last year that it was teaming up with Meyers for the project. Meyers, who won a screenwriting Oscar for Private Benjamin, has become the queen of the romantic comedy genre, writing and directing such modern classics as The Holiday and Something’s Gotta Give.
Provisionally titled Paris Paramount, the new movie is understood to be semi-autobiographical and follow two exes in Hollywood who end up working together. The film had begun to amass a star-studded cast including Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Owen Wilson and Michael Fassbender. However, with great talent comes great financial costs. While Meyers’ last film, The Intern, made $135 million on a $35 million budget, the new film had a budget of more than $100 million.
Now, Netflix has reportedly pulled out and, talent availability pending, it is thought that the movie will be shipped to other prospective buyers.
Nancy Meyers heads to Netflix for next film
6th April 2022
Two of the most formidable forces in modern entertainment are finally teaming up: Nancy Meyers is heading to Netflix for her next film.
Meyers, the writer, director and producer of The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, It’s Complicated and The Intern – and the writer and producer of Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II – is a familiar name to film fans worldwide, with The Holiday regularly proving a popular choice on Netflix and other platforms around Christmas. Now, Meyers is getting into a relationship with Netflix proper and will write, direct and produce a new feature film for the streamer.
This isn’t the first time round for the pair: Meyers and Netflix partnered in 2020 to release the short film Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish) on Netflix social channels, bringing together the cast of Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II as well as Robert De Niro, Florence Pugh and Ben Platt for a Banks family reunion that benefited World Central Kitchen.
More details on the film are currently under wraps but watch this space for more as we hear it.