Nancy Meyers’ $150M Rom-com Film, Canceled By Netflix, May Be Rescued By Warner Bros. Talks Are Ongoing, And Scarlett Johansson May Be Cast.
Nancy Meyers, a renowned director of romantic comedy films, was set to make another film with a star-studded cast for Netflix with a budget of $130 million. However, Netflix decided to pull the plug when Meyers demanded a higher budget. In a new development, it has been reported that Meyers is in talks with Warner Bros. for the project.
According to an exclusive report from Deadline, Meyers is in early talks with Warner Bros. for her project. Although no deal has been finalized yet, both parties are in the preliminary stages of discussing the project, and there is something to it.
Meyers was reportedly asking for a budget of $150 million, but Netflix decided to cancel the film when the budget exceeded that amount, with more than half of it going to the cast members. When Netflix turned down Meyers’ request to increase the budget for her rom-com project, she approached other studios.
Warner Bros. is looking like the front-runner to land the film because they have worked with Meyers for her last project, The Intern, which was well-praised by both the audience and critics alike.
Meyers’ upcoming film is titled Paris Paramount. It tells the story of a creative filmmaking duo who meet again on a set after falling in and out of love with each other. The cast has not been announced yet, but Meyers has been in talks with Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson, and Michael Fassbender to be a part of the film.
Adding Scarlett Johansson to Meyers’ upcoming project is a fantastic idea. The actress has worked in a variety of genres and has showcased her versatility as an actress by portraying complex emotions and drama with ease. Additionally, she has great comic timing, which has been evident in her previous films.