Nancy Meyers Netflix movie with a budget of $130 million

Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson and Michael Fassbender all starred in the expensive rom-com.

A new Nancy Meyers movie planned at Netflix, a romantic comedy starring Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson and Michael Fassbender with a budget of over $130 million, will not work. moving forward with Netflix,” a person with knowledge told IndieWire.

The film, which has a working title of “Paris Paramount,” would be Meyers’ first film since 2015’s “The Intern.” But $130 million is a steep budget for a genre that usually costs much less. A source told IndieWire that the $130 million figure was inaccurate and that the film had been greenlit for a different amount. As reported in several places, Meyers and the streamer reportedly could not agree on the scope of the budget. Had it gone ahead, it would have easily been the most expensive romantic comedy of all time.

Netflix had no comment.

With Meyers slated to return in 2022, the project seemed to heat up earlier this month with casting news, but budget concerns remain, with some reports pegged the budget at $150 million. that the path to talent and out-of-line costs.

Meyers wrote the screenplay and would also direct and produce the comedy. Although plot details have never been officially released, the film is said to parallel Meyers’ own life and will follow a young filmmaker who falls in love with a producer, only to be forced back together years later in a new project.

It’s unclear if “Paris Paramount” will be purchased or if it will have a life elsewhere.

Meyers is best known for such rom-com classics as “The Holiday,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “What Women Want” and “The Parent Trap.” His last film, The Intern, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, grossed $194 million worldwide, albeit on a budget of just $35 million. But Meyers has been known to have bigger budgets for films and has attracted top stars in the past and has been known for more impressive sets that can stretch a film’s production budget. At the same time, he was the director of the short film “Father of the Bride Part 3(ish)” made during COVID.

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