Nancy Meyers $130 Million Rom-Com Suspended at Netflix – Variety

Nancy Meyer’s big return to directing romantic comedies has stalled, with her upcoming movie “Paris Paramount” no longer on Netflix due to budget concerns.

The news that the project is being shelved follows reports that A-listers Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Owen Wilson and Michael Fassbender were circling the lead roles in the film.

Netflix backed the film, which was announced in April 2022 and greenlit with a price tag of more than $100 million, a source confirms. Variety. (Industry newsletter Puck reported that the film would cost $130 million to produce). It’s not clear how much of the budget would have gone into designing a spotless kitchen, a staple of Nancy Meyers’ movie universe.

Netflix declined to comment.

Meyers, the beloved director of “The Holiday,” “Parent Trap,” and “Something’s Gotta Give,” would write, direct, and produce the semi-autobiographical story about Hollywood exes who end up working together. Meyers was married to director Charles Shyer for nearly 20 years, with whom she had two children. As a couple, they worked on several award-winning comedies, such as ‘Private Benjamin’, ‘Baby Boom’, ‘Father of the Bride’ and ‘The Parent Trap’.

After winning an Oscar for screenwriting for “Private Benjamin,” Meyers made her directorial debut with 1998’s “The Parent Trap,” starring two Lindsay Lohans. A proven box office draw, Meyers is the creative mind behind contemporary rom-com classics like “It’s Complicated” and “What Women Want.”

Meyers hasn’t returned behind the camera since 2015’s heartfelt workplace drama “The Intern” starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, which grossed $135 million worldwide on a $35 million budget. However, she produced 2017’s “Home Again,” written and directed by her daughter Hailie Meyers-Shyer.

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