Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, and Zac Efron are set to join the cast of Garry Marshall’s ensemble romantic-comedy New Year’s Eve, the follow-up to 2010’s Valentine’s Day, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.
Like its predecessor, New Year’s Eve tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers and their romantic drama over the course of the big holiday. The feature, which goes into production in February, already boasts a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, and Sofia Vergara.
Berry, who has received a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination on Tuesday for her turn as mentally-disturbed woman in Frankie & Alice, has been tapped for the role of a caterer who spends the day stuck with her ex. Parker is tipped to play Abigail’s overbearing mom, while Zac is expected to play a courier who tries to fulfil Michelle’s New Year’s Eve resolutions in exchange for tickets to a big party.
New Year’s Eve is eyeing a fourth-quarter 2011 release.