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1. Netflix scraps Nancy Meyers' enormously expensive rom-com after budget dispute

Netflix has a message for Nancy Meyers: Let's just be friends. The streamer has pulled the plug on the next movie from the It's Complicated director after a budget dispute, Deadline reports. The romantic comedy, Paris Paramount, was set to feature a star-studded cast of Scarlett Johansson, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, and Michael Fassbender, and it would have been Meyers' first time directing a movie since 2015's The Intern. But Puck recently reported that after Netflix greenlit the project at an already-massive $130 million budget, Meyers insisted it "would be hard to make the movie for less than $150 million." The streamer reportedly refused her request, and Deadline now reports that "with both sides refusing to budge," Netflix just went ahead and canceled the movie completely. It's unclear if someone else might pick it up, but Netflix presumably now plans to spend this $130 million on 15 different freshman shows that will be canceled five minutes after they debut.

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