New Line Cinema is currently setting up the cast to their new holiday themed film, New Years Eve to be directed by Garry Marshall. This movie is going to follow the same formula as their previously released movie, Valentine's Day. I really wish I was joking, but this film is actually happening.
The studio is currently looking at some high profile actors to fill the key roles in the story. Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Hilary Swank are currently in negotiations with the studio to join the project. These actors will join the already cast Abigail Breslin and Lea Michele.
Like Valentines Day, the film will take place in a 24-hour period and will involve an ensemble cast navigating between intertwining stories which are now said to include a hospitalized man in his last days (De Niro), a man who hates the holiday (Kutcher), a businesswoman trying to accomplish her resolutions before the year runs out (Pfeiffer) and a woman producing the Time Square holiday show (Swank).
Yeah, so this doesn't really sound very interesting at all, and it sounds like kind of a downer. Personally I'll be looking forward to their next film, Columbus Day.
Production for the film is set to begin next month with a release date set for December 9, 2011.