Nancy Meyers rom-com not moving forward at Netflix: report

Nancy Meyers and Netflix have parted ways.

The “Parent Trap” director, 73, was set to shoot a new romantic comedy for the streamer, however, they could not agree on the budget, sources told the Hollywood Reporter.

The company gave her a cap of $130 million, according to the report, but the filmmaker requested $150 million.

The flick had Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Michael Fassbender and Owen Wilson in talks to star.

The name was allegedly titled “Paris Paramount” and Meyers was set to write, direct and produce the feature.

The project was announced last year and the plot would have chronicled a young writer-director who falls head over heels for a movie producer.

The Post reached out to Meyers for comment.


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The new movie would have been her first directorial project in almost a decade.
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The synopsis is semi-autobiographical for Meyers, as she was married to director Charles Shyer for almost two decades.

The duo worked on a few iconic comedies over the years such as “Private Benjamin,” “Baby Boom” and “Father of the Bride.”


The "Parent Trap" director and the streamer split due to budget disagreements.
The “Parent Trap” director and the streamer split due to budget disagreements.
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The movie would have been Meyer’s first flick since the 2015 Anne Hathaway rom-com “The Intern.”

In December 2022, Meyers responded to rumors about a sequel to her much-loved 2006 film, “The Holiday.”


Nancy Meyers
The filmmaker wanted a $150 million budget, however, Netflix is said to have capped her at $130 million.
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But she shot down any chatter about a second installment on social media at the time, saying: “So many DM’s about this — sorry but it’s not true.”

It was reported previously that the possible sequel had returning stars Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black on board, with production beginning earlier this year.

The “Titanic” star, 47, also separately denied that there was a sequel for “The Holiday” in place.

“I read something about that, but it’s the first I’ve heard of it,” Winslet told People at the time. “I promise you not an agent or a representative or anyone from the first one around has had any conversation with me about that. Hand on heart, that’s never come up.” 

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