Netflix shelled out tens of millions to assist Prince Harry, Meghan Markle dominate Hollywood

Meghan Markle has huge plans for Hollywood domination — however doesn’t need to direct or act anymore, sources advised Web page Six.

The Duchess of Sussex will staff up with husband Prince Harry to supply Carley Fortune’s “Meet Me on the Lake” for Netflix, as a part of their multi-million greenback cope with the streamer, Web page Six can affirm.

The deal was signed up to now few weeks — and regardless of preliminary experiences, the Sussexes didn’t purchase the rights to the e book, believed to be value round $3 million.

As an alternative, Netflix bought it for them to supply below their Archewell Productions arm, we’re advised.

The e book is “proper up their alley,” mentioned an insider.

The novel tells the story of a pair who meet of their thirties, simply because the Harry and Meghan did, and has a number of echoes of the Sussexes’ actual life — together with themes of childhood trauma and dropping a mum or dad in a automobile crash (just like Harry’s mom Princess Diana), psychological well being challenges and post-natal despair, which Meghan has spoken about publicly.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
After information that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will produce a film model of the novel “Meet Me on the Lake” by Carley Fortune, sources reveal Netflix purchased them the rights for $3 million.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will produce Carley Fortune’s best-selling e book “Meet Me on the Lake” for Netflix.

Plus, mentioned the insider, “They love love tales and rom-coms.” Certainly, the Sussexes famously wished to inform their very own “love story” of their 2022 Netflix documentary “Harry & Meghan.”

Web page Six has reached out to Netflix.

The couple have been restructuring their staff amid the departure of high producer Ben Browning, who was the pinnacle of inside content material at Archewell Productions and oversaw the documentary.

Web page Six may reveal they’ve parted methods with their gifted senior vice-president of scripted tv, Nishika Kumble. She lasted lower than two years within the position.

The Montecito, California-based pair have been slammed after dropping their Spotify deal, with many gossiping they’re on the verge of dropping their Netflix deal too.

Carley Fortune with her book "Meet Me at the Lake"
Fortune’s e book is true up Harry and Markle’s alley, in accordance with sources, because it offers with grief, psychological well being and love.

Requested whether or not Markle — whose present “Fits” is presently topping the charts on Netflix — has missed Hollywood, a good friend mentioned: “I’m unsure you may miss Hollywood whenever you’re probably the most well-known girls on the earth!”

One other Hollywood insider advised us, “When you generate profits in Hollywood, you’re taken critically.”

With Markle having signed with Ari Emanuel’s powerhouse expertise company WME in Could, a supply additionally advised Web page Six that she and Harry “have loads of logs within the fireplace. Manufacturing is one piece of the pie.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle in their kitchen
Markle and Harry final appeared on Netflix of their docu-series “Harry & Meghan,” and have been busy restructuring their manufacturing arm of Archewell.

“It’s not all solely formed by Ari — they’ve had the cope with Netflix for some time. Everybody has criticized them, however they now have the best staff and imaginative and prescient in place and execution is occurring,” continued the supply.

“Meghan’s not doing a Reese [Witherspoon] or making acquisitions for herself,” the supply added, referring to the latter’s Good day Sunshine manufacturing firm, which has turned a number of books into movie or TV tasks.”She doesn’t need to direct or act.”

Somebody who is aware of the couple advised Web page Six that Markle needs to be like a mix of well-known girls: “A little bit of Reese, a little bit of Gwyneth [Paltrow, founder of Goop] a little bit of Princess Kate, a little bit of Gloria Steinem.”

As Web page Six revealed, Harry will journey to Africa for his personal solo documentary for Netflix, whereas the couple shall be seen later this month within the Netflix documentary “Coronary heart of Invictus,” about Harry’s charity event for wounded warriors.

Ari Emmaneul, Sarah Staudinger on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars party
Markle signed with uber Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel and his expertise company WME earlier this 12 months, and is shut associates with Emmanuel’s dressmaker spouse, Sarah Staudinger (above with Emanuel).

The couple will journey to Dusseldorf, Germany, in September for the following Invictus Video games, though First Girl Jill Biden has turned down an invite to hitch them, we’re advised.

A political supply advised Web page Six: “Harry and Meghan reached out, however Jill politely turned them down.”