Cast, plot and what to know
Nancy Meyers’ appeal spans generations. Gen Z owes TikTok’s “coastal grandma” aesthetic to the protagonists of its films, Millennials were practically raised by The parent trapand Generation X and baby boomers resonated with feel-good rom-coms It is complicated and something must give. An ensemble comedy legend, Meyers wrote and directed instant classics of The father of the bride for Vacations. After a seemingly long hiatus, Meyers is returning to acting in an animated partnership with Netflix.
On April 5, Deadline announced that Meyers was finally bringing her aesthetic and comedic savvy to the streaming platform. The last movie she worked on was Trainee in 2015 with Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro. And while she was making a short film as a pandemic project (father of the bride part 3 in 2020 to benefit World Central Kitchen), another Meyers feature was a long time coming. There are hardly any details on what she’ll be working on, but here’s everything we know about Meyers’ exciting new film, including what we can expect and who she might be casting.
What will it be?
The as yet untitled film will be an “ensemble comedy”, although the set is currently unknown. Meyers has worked with Hollywood heavyweights in the past, including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Keanu Reeves, Jack Nicholson and Steve Martin, and she’s been known to work with recurring cast members. (Keaton is something of a muse to Meyers.) If she taps into her pool of trusted celebrities, expect to see a stellar cast. The permutations are promising!
We know at least one fan who will be delighted to work with her again. Hathaway auditioned for Meyers three times before landing him Internal role against De Niro. “I just wanted to be in a Nancy Meyers movie,” the actor said People in 2015.
Fans can also expect some classic elements of Meyers to stage their long-awaited returns, especially its female-centric storylines and ultra-comfortable aesthetic. Its immaculate sets (i.e. clean, bright kitchen counters) are worthy of a vision board, so expect viewers to be as excited for the film’s kitchens as they are for the plot. .
Perhaps she will also call on her long-time collaborator, Hans Zimmer, to lend his talent as a screenwriter to the film.
What is the release date?
Since the movie hasn’t been cast yet, it looks like fans will have to wait a while for the movie to release.
This article will be updated as more details about the film are released.