If only because she’s a powerful female director working in Hollywood, Nancy Meyers deserves at least a sliver of respect. This isn’t someone with the same kind of pull afforded to any of our top-tier studio men, no, but it’s kind of hard to argue against the value of her getting work and developing projects as she sees hit. If only the movies she directed (It’s Complicated, The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give) were more in my favor.
Devotees, however, can rest easy, as Deadline reports that Meyers has attached herself to The Chelsea, a dramedy — co-written by the director and her daughter, Hallie Meyers-Shyer — that’s also nabbed Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) to lead. The hard facts are a little slim on this one, other than the brief description that it’s “an ensemble dramedy set in the Chelsea Apartments in New York City.” Well, take that for what you can.
Meyers will cull the rest of the cast in the near future, after which she and the producers will lock a distributor. (Considering the director’s history with the studio — and her own daughter’s first-look deal with them — I could easily see Universal coming in on this one.) Whether or not Meyers helms this next hasn’t been determined, though such quick development probably puts The Chelsea near the top of her list.
Is a new Meyers film something to get you interested?
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