Nancy Meyers Sets Up Next At Universal

Whoo. And indeed, hoo.

Nancy Meyers Sets Up Next At Universal

by Chris Hewitt |
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If you pass Empire Towers today and you hear whoops and shouts of joy coming from the fourth floor – and maybe you’ll even see one of us cartwheeling down the street – it’s because we’re cock-a-hoop over the news that Nancy Meyers, that purveyor of classy, sophisticated, very long rom-coms aimed at an older, more urbane audience, is back!

Yes, the director of Something’s Gotta Give, What Women Want and last year’s The Holiday has set up a new project at Universal, the company which distributed The Holiday internationally. Overseas, it made $142 million, as opposed to a measly $62 million in the States, where Sony was the distributor.

So Meyers has gone to Universal with the film, which will be produced by freshly-minted Oscar-winner, Scott Rudin. The plot and title of the new rom-com are being kept under wraps, but Meyers has said that it will follow a marriage over a long term, and has major parts for one woman and two men. Which, given her history, will most likely be filled by major A-listers. After all, this is a woman who's worked with Mel, Keanu, Jack, Cameron, another Jack, Diane, Kate, and Jude in the past - she doesn't do unknowns.

Meyers will complete the script by August, so expect the film to go into production next year and come out sometime around 2010. You’ll know when it comes out – all you have to do is walk past Empire Towers and listen for the sounds of a party that, much like Meyers’ films, seems like it will never end.

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