Netflix Stops $130 Million Romcom Starring Scarlett Johansson & Penelope Cruz ‘Too Expensive’

Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson and Michael Fassbender, a dream cast for Nancy Meyers’ romcom Paris Paramount, which Netflix has now decided not to finance anymore

Nancy Meyers: Netflix stops the 130 million romcom with Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz "Overpriced"

It sounded too good to be true. A romcom by Nancy Meyers played by the stars Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson and Michael Fassbender. So beautiful that, considering the costs, Netflix has decided to withdraw from the projectballooned to over 130 million budget as Indiewire reveals.

Director Nancy Meyers on the set of her film It's Complicated

Director Nancy Meyers on the set of her film It’s Complicated

The film, tentatively titled Paris Paramount, would have been Nancy Meyers’ first film since 2015’s The Unexpected Intern. But $130 million is a big budget for a genre that usually costs much less. A source told IndieWire that the $130 million figure is inaccurate and that the film was greenlit for a different amount. Meyers and the streamer reportedly couldn’t agree on the budget size of what, if development continued, would easily be the most expensive rom-com of all time.

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Nancy Meyers wrote the screenplay and would also direct and produce the comedy, of the plot of which little is known. The film was said to have parallels to the filmmaker’s life as it is supposed to follow a young director who falls in love with a producer, only to be forced to work together again years later on a new project. Now it is possible that Paris Paramount will return to the market in search of new lenders.

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