After a long hiatus, Nancy Meyers – the filmmaker behind Mother Trap, Something’s Gotta Give and Bride’s Father – is returning to the director’s chair.
Meyers will write, direct, and produce a feature film for Netflix. The comedy is untitled and the diary is being kept under wraps.
Meyers Cannon also included Holiday, it’s complicatedand What do women want? The last time Meyers directed a comedy was in 2015 InternsStarring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, and producing Reese Witherspoon-starter 2017 Go homeWritten and directed by daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer, but has not made a film since.
“I’m taking a break,” Meyers said in 2019 during a conversation with Mindy Kaling at the annual Produced By conference. She also discusses the disappearance of mid-budget comedies like hers from the theatrical market: “The business has changed in ways I might not have realized.”
Netflix has partnered with Meyers on short films Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish), made to benefit World Central Kitchen’s anti-pandemic efforts. That short, brought the cast back from Bride’s Father The film, with actors like De Niro and Florence Pugh, was released on the streamers’ social media channels.
Meyers is represented by the CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.