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Netflix cancels $130 million project due to budget issues

Netflix cancels $130 million project due to budget issues

Netflix has cancelled an upcoming $130 million project due to star Scarlet Johansson due to budget issues.

Netflix has reportedly cancelled a $130 million project that was due to star Scarlett Johansson and Michael Fassbender, among other major names, with sources citing ‘budget issues’ as the likely reason.

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As reported by Deadline, Netflix has seemingly pulled the plug on an upcoming rom-com from Nancy Meyers. Meyers has directed and written some all-time great rom-coms including The Holiday, It’s Complicated, Father of the Bride, plus childhood classic The Parent Trap. The $130 million project was due to star Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, and Michael Fassbender.

According to sources close to Deadline, Netflix had settled on a $130 million budget but Meyers was vying for a figure closer to $150 million. After both sides refused to budge, Meyers and Netflix decided to part ways. The film is tentatively titled Paris Paramount and centres around a filmmaking duo who reunite after falling in and out of love on a film set.

Given how high profile of a name Meyers is, it’s possible that the film could be shopped around to other studios. Considering the famous names signed on for the film, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was snapped up elsewhere relatively quickly.

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Topics: Netflix, TV And Film