Katherine Heigl, Jon Bon Jovi & More Celebrating 'New Year's Eve'
Though she was originally set to star in Garry Marshall's first holiday-themed ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, actress Katherine Heigl wanted $3 million for her role in the film. Since that salary would've been higher than any of the other stars in the film (including Julia Roberts), she was left out in the wind. But now apparently she's ready to play ball with Marshall again as Deadline reports Heigl has landed a role in New Year's Eve, the newest holiday ensemble film set to follow intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through bittersweet drama and romance over the course of New Year's Eve.
Heigl is playin a caterer who encounters her ex-lover at a party, a role that previously belonged to Halle Berry but the actress has dropped out for unknown reasons. In addition, while we were at Sundance last week, a whole slew of new cast members also came onboard the project. THR reported that rocker Jon Bon Jovi, Inglourious Basterds star Til Schweiger and "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update host Seth Meyers had joined the cast and later updated with news that Josh Duhamel, Ice Cube and Ryan Seacrest would also make appearances.
Bon Jovi is playing a rocker who is also Heigl's ex-lover while Duhamel omantic who spends the day trying to get to New York in the hope of getting to a party in order to re-meet a mystery girl from the previous year. Seacrest will cameo as himself with Ice Cube playing NYPD cop who is working with the director of the Times Square festivities (Hilary Swank). Meanwhile, Seth Meyers is playing a broke dad who wants his wife (Jessica Biel) to deliver the first baby of the year in order to win a $25,000 reward and finds himself in a heated competition. Other cast members include Robert De Niro, Sofia Vergara, Russell Peters, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker and Abigail Breslin. I guess that's enough names to rake in audiences later this year.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
german actor til schweiger, from films like inglourious basterds or tomb raider 2, was also announced as a cast member of new year's eve.
Anonymous on Jan 31, 2011
she thinks she's worth 3m? loolll
ty on Jan 31, 2011
woah she wanted $3mil what a diva meh
A5J4DX on Jan 31, 2011
3Mil?? lolll! Who is she? I mean seriously! Have she ever been part of a successful movie? If so, I want to know which one...Remember I said movie
Gh on Feb 1, 2011
Knocked Up grossed over $200 million, The Ugly Truth over $200 million, 27 Dresses $170 million etc..all on budgets of about $30 million. Wake up folks. She is along with 3 or 4 other ladies one of the most powerful actresses in Hollywood at the moment.
Melissa on Feb 18, 2011
That story is completely untrue about $3m - she didnt take the movie because she had other projects she was committed to. However, since she normally earns $15m a movie and is a higher earner than Roberts and anyone else who was in that cast at the moment - doesn't seem reasonable. You realise her last 5 rom coms have grossed like $3/4 of a billion worldwide..in rom com terms that makes her pretty much number 1.
Steven on Feb 18, 2011
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