Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, and Michael Fassbender are in talks to join Nancy Meyers’ Netflix project, Paris Paramount.
The filmmaker behind films like What Women Want, The Intern, and Something’s Gotta Give, Nancy Meyers, is assembling an A-list cast for her next movie. According to reports, Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, and Michael Fassbender could join Meyers’ next feature-length project insiders refer to as Paris Paramount.
We hear Johansson is circling the lead role, with sources saying the story revolves around a talented young writer/director who falls head over heels for a producer. After taking the entertainment industry by storm to do several successful projects, the couple ends their union romantically and professionally. Later, the duo finds themselves working alongside one another when a unique project crosses their path, forcing them back into an old routine plagued with complications and overbearing Hollywood personalities.
The plot shares similarities with Meyers’ Hollywood experience and her longtime romantic and professional relationship with Charles Shyer, another of Tinseltown’s writer-director-producer combos. Meyers and Shyer released Private Benjamin, Baby Boom, The Parent Trap, and Father of the Bride during their days as one of Hollywood’s power couples. After they broke up, Meyers developed Something’s Gotta Give, starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Francis McDormand, Amanda Peet, and Jon Favreau.
Meyers could break the bank with Paris Paramount. Reports indicate the film could cost $130 million to $150 million, making it the most expensive romantic comedy in Hollywood history. Previously, Jennifer Lawrence was in talks for the lead role previously, but she bowed out for unspecified reasons.
Paris Paramount is Meyers’ first feature-length project since 2015’s The Intern. Meyers directed and wrote the film starring Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Adam Devine, and Anders Holm. The film focuses on a seventy-year-old widower (De Niro) who discovers that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. After he gets back into the game, becoming a senior intern for an online fashion site, he’s given a new outlook on life and love in a fast-paced world.
Are you intrigued by Nancy Meyers’ new project? Will more big names join the cast as production gets underway? The film is gearing up for a Netflix release, making the streaming platform the place to be if you need a Nancy Meyers fix.
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