Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed a deal with Nancy Meyers to direct an untitled film to be produced by Matt Tolmach and Nancy Meyers, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. Meyers rewrote a screenplay that was originally written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
The deal returns Meyers to Columbia Pictures, where she previously made The Holiday and Something’s Gotta Give.
In the new film, the life of an American young woman gets turned upside down when she begins dating a very unlikely young man. The complexities that follow are bigger than both of them. The comedy is set entirely in the UK, the film will have an all British cast with the exception of the female lead.
Commenting on the announcement, Belgrad said, “We are thrilled with the way this project has turned out and we’re especially excited that Nancy intends to make it her next film. This is the kind of movie that Nancy does better than anyone else and we can’t wait to share this new movie with audiences all over the world.”
NANCY MEYERS co-wrote and directed The Parent Trap, produced and directed What Women Want, and wrote, directed and produced Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It’s Complicated. Meyers’ first film as a writer/producer was Private Benjamin, which she produced and co-wrote with Charles Shyer and Harvey Miller; she was honored with the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen, as well as an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay. She then co-wrote and produced Irreconcilable Differences, followed by Baby Boom and the box office hits Father of the Bride andFather of the Bride Part II.