Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'pitching top secret project to Hollywood executives'

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have been pitching top secret projects to Hollywood executives, a new report claims.

The former royal couple have been sharing their ideas with "numerous" media companies since they purchased their sprawling estate in Santa Barbara.

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Meghan and Harry are planning to gain a foothold in Hollywood and intend to serve as joint producers on the venture should it get picked up, Variety claims.

Inside sources claim that NBC Universal was among the media outlets who heard the former royals' pitch.

A meeting is said to have been set up with top executives at the company, including Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios, who knew Markle from her years as an actor on Suits.

A friend of Meghan's told Variety that she has no intention of acting in her project with Harry or in any other ventures.  

It's not known whether this secret project would be a TV series or would take another media format.

Ever since the Sussexes ditched their royal titles and moved to the US in January, rumours have spread that the couple were trying to get into Hollywood.

HEADING FOR HOLLYWOOD

Meghan's first post-Megxit job in showbiz was as a narrator of the Disney Plus docuseries Elephants, which came out in April this year.

The 39-year-old nabbed the job after Harry bragged about her voice-over skills to Disney chairman Bob Iger at the London premiere of The Lion King live-action remake last summer. 

Harry has also taken the spotlight – by appearing in Netflix's documentary about the Paralympic Games called Rising Phoenix, which is set to air on August 26.

Hollywood experts now believe Meghan could land a £38m payday for her first Hollywood role since marrying Prince Harry.

It has also been claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex bought their Santa Barbara mansion especially because it is close to Hollywood.

The couple will need to bring home the money after they are said to have taken out a £7.25million mortgage on the home.

Hollywood director Paul Feig, whose films include The Heat, Spy and Ghostbusters, said movie moguls are now keen to work with the 39-year-old Duchess.

Asked if he would sign her up, he said: “Meghan – bring it on.

"I would love to have you in a movie. I think she is great. I’m a fan.”

InterTalent chairman Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE said that she now had huge pulling power around the world.

Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January that the streaming giant would like to work with Harry and Meghan, adding: "Who wouldn't be interested? Yes, sure."

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