Nancy Meyers’ semi-biographical film has been canceled by Netflix. The director would return to directing after almost a decade without making a movie. However, budget problems and unexpected casting ended up convincing the platform streaming that the project is not as viable as they thought at the beginning.
As reported The Hollywood Reporter, the Nancy Meyers film was permanently closed by the platform for budgetary reasons. The director demanded a sum of $150 million dollars to carry out the project. The platform only offered the amount of $130 million.
Either amount would still make it the most expensive romantic comedy ever. In general, the films of this genre are located in a much lower average. However, Nancy Meyers is known for manufacturing her successful films with high production values where the liquidity of capital was diluted in the salaries of high-calibre stars and magazine-worthy sets. Architectural Digest. One of the most celebrated architecture and decoration magazines in the field.
The canceled production had a dream cast that included Scarlett Johansson (the saga Avengers) in the central role. She would be accompanied by Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris). All previous Oscar nominated or winning stars.
The disagreement between Netflix and Nancy Meyers will deprive us of knowing the story about a young writer-director who falls in love with a producer. The pair would end their professional and romantic relationship after many successful projects together. However, fate would bring them together again when a juicy production comes their way. Which would lead them to a reunion full of risks and bets, surrounded by volatile stars.
Supposedly the story of the film would have certain parallels with the life of Nancy Meyers. The director herself had a loving relationship with producer Charles Shyer for many years. Both collaborated in the production of films such as The father of the bride either Twins game. It is probably one of the filmmaker’s most personal projects to date. Reason why he conducted himself with so many demands.
The last film released by Meyers was the successful fashion intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. A film that, by the way, constantly appears among the ten most viewed content on Netflix.
Nancy Meyers has also collaborated with stars like Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Jack Nicholson, Mel Gibson, Diane Keaton, among many others. Fans of her films hope that another studio can pick up the project, which had the working title of Paris Paramount.
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Luis Angel H. Mora My most stable relationship is with the movies, parties and music. I love writing about cinema, meeting new people and sharing ideas. Idealistic in every way, I guess that’s my Ascendant Aquarian trait.