Michelle Pfeiffer & Robert De Niro Celebrating 'New Year's Eve'
Though the end of 2010 is right around the corner, New Line is more concerned with the end of 2011 as they prepare Garry Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy New Year's Eve. "Glee" star Lea Michele & teenage actress Abigail Breslin are already onboard the project, with a few more big actors joining the growing cast today. THR reports Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer are negotiating to join the cast. In addition, Hilary Swank and Ashton Kutcher are circling roles as well. In case you don't remember, the film follows a group of lovelorn New Yorkers as they navigate their way through romance during one fine New Year's Eve.
Kutcher will likely play the same character from Valentine's Day, the film that essentially inspired this new holiday themed romantic comedy. He's not the only returning talent though, since director Garry Marshall is directing this pseudo-sequel as well. As for the newcomers, De Niro will play a bitter man who is dying in a hospital, while Pfeiffer (who pretty much hasn't made a decent romantic comedy since One Fine Day with George Clooney in 1996) will play a secretary whose boss denies her request for a two-week vacation. Swank would play a producer of Times Square's famed New Year's Eve show, while Kutcher is a guy who hates the holiday (how typical). Plenty more casting additions are likely on the way, so stay tuned if you're interested.
For some weird reason I enjoyed Valentine's Day and He's Just Not That Into You. I think it was because they had massive ensembles, it never gave you a chance to really hate the characters like I find with most rom-coms, so they were actually quite fun and enjoyable. I'll probably end up seeing this.
Ben on Nov 9, 2010
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