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Nancy Meyer’s high-budget rom-com Paris Paramount has dropped on Netflix

It appears Nancy MeyerThe long break from will last longer than expected. In an unfortunate turn of events, Netflix pulled the plug on Meyer’s big-budget film, Paris outstanding (working title), which should bring the rom-com maestro out of retirement. The news comes as a surprise as Netflix recently jumped on the project, only to exit the project just weeks later. The streamer’s decision was reportedly due to budget disagreements.


When Netflix gave the project the green light, it was revealed that the project was looking to get a staggering budget of an estimated $130 million to $150 million. The streamer reportedly set the limit on the low end, but Meyer’s team pushed for a bit more. Failure to find common ground led to the two accidentally parting ways. At $130 million Paris outstanding would have passed James L Brooks‘s last movie How do you know (2010) became the most expensive rom-com feature of all time by $10 million. Interestingly, both have some similarities in this Paris outstanding may also be Meyer’s last film before she officially retires from filmmaking. Brooks film, despite a star-studded cast (including Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul RuddAnd Jack Nicholson) was a disappointing box office flop, which is a gamble Netflix isn’t entirely confident about.

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Amid the severe cost-cutting wave that continues to sweep Hollywood and is producing many heartbreaking results for fans, Netflix’s fears are understandable as the companies face increasing pressure to break even. As How do you know proves that a big budget and a top-notch cast aren’t always a guaranteed recipe for success. Paris outstanding should feature an exciting A-list cast Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, And Michael Fassbender Reportedly on the call log. Meyers would write, direct, and produce the film that would have marked her return to directing in nearly a decade. For the script, the rom-com queen took a few pages from her own life experience, as the film follows a former couple, both filmmakers, who reluctantly reunite on set for a big project.

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‘Paris Paramount’ is sold to other buyers

Fortunately, the project could still be realized because Meyers and her team are not giving up just yet. Reports indicate the project is being sourced elsewhere, and given Meyers’ glittering track record, that’s expected Paris outstanding will soon attract new applicants. Out of The parent trap To The holidays, Meyers is behind more than a handful of indelible romantic comedies. Her last stint behind the camera was for The Internal (2015) starring Robert DeNiro, Anne HathawayAnd Rene Russo. Meyers has since contemplated retiring but now appears determined to bow only after one last hurray.

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