Something must give.
Less than a year after the acclaimed rom-com filmmaker Nancy Meyer coyly confirmed that she’s signed a deal with Netflix to write and direct an untitled ensemble comedy, the streamer has reportedly shelved the highly-anticipated project.
The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources close to the situation, reported that the streaming service and the film director were unable to reach an agreement on the film’s budget. Though Nancy — whose works include Father of the Bride, The Parent Trap, Something’s Got To Give, and The Holiday — was aiming for a budget of at least $150 million, Netflix reportedly has a maximum of $130 million US dollars fixed.
The romantic comedy had already timidly attached major star power, including Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz And Michael Fassbender. The story was supposed to revolve around a filmmaking couple who fell in love and were reunited after their split for a new project, according to the publication.
The update to Nancy’s latest rom-com comes almost eight years after the release of her last full-length film, when she co-wrote and directed the 2015 comedy-drama The Intern Anne Hathaway And Robert DeNiro.