Nancy Meyers’ big comeback to direct romantic comedies is on hold, with her upcoming film “Paris Paramount” halting moving forward on Netflix due to budget concerns.
The news that the project has been delayed follows reports that A-list stars Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson and Michael Fassbender were all set to star in the film.
Netflix was backing the film, which was green-lit in April 2022 and has a price tag of over $100 million, a source confirms. diverse. (Industry newsletter Puck reported that the film would cost $130 million to produce.) It’s not clear how much budget was put into designing a clean kitchen, a staple of the Nancy Meyers Cinematic Universe.
Netflix declined to comment.
Myers, the beloved director of “The Holiday,” “Parent Trap,” and “Something’s Gotta Give,” is set to write, direct, and produce a semi-autobiographical story about a Hollywood ex who ends up working together. Myers has been married to director Charles Scheer, with whom they have two children, for nearly 20 years. As a couple, they acted in several award-winning comedies, such as ‘Private Benjamin’, ‘Baby Boom’, ‘Father of the Bride’ and ‘The Parent Trap’.
After winning a screenwriting Oscar for “Private Benjamin,” Myers made her film debut in 1998’s “The Parent Trap,” starring two Lindsay Lohans. A proven box office hit, Meyers is the creative mind behind rom-com classics like “It’s Complicated” and “What Women Want.”
Meyers hasn’t been behind the camera since the heartfelt 2015 workplace drama “The Intern” with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, which grossed $135 million worldwide on a $35 million budget. However, she did produce 2017’s “Home Again”, which was written and directed by her daughter, Hayley Myers Sheer.
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