Jessica Biel joins the cast of 'New Year's Eve'

Jessica-BielImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR PhotosActress Jessica Biel is joining the all-star cast of the ensemble romantic comedy New Year’s Eve, a source tells EW.The power-packed lineup of actors on board the follow-up to this year’s Valentine’s Day also includes Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro, Lea Michele, Hilary Swank, and Michelle Pfeifer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is also in negotiations to join the cast. The movie follows the romantic ups and downs of a group of New Yorkers over the course of a single New Year’s Eve. Biel also appeared in Valentine’s Day but, since New Year’s Eve is not a sequel to that film, she will be playing a new character in an entirely different storyline. The film begins shooting later this month in New York.

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  • Mr. Holloway

    “…but, since New Year’s Eve is not a sequel to that film, she will be playing a new character in an entirely different storyline.”

    Technically…but not really.

    • amber

      ^thank you.

      • Johnny

        Ok, I really hope this time they show romance that goes beyond the hetero kind.

      • Alia

        Valentines Day had at least one non-hetero storyline, too, Johnny.

      • tori

        This time? Did you miss the (spoiler alert!) Bradley Cooper/Eric Dane storyline in Valentine’s Day?

  • Evelyn

    Sofia Vergara?? Does that mean that the producers will at least acknowledge that there are people living in NY who are actually…gasp…not white? Valentine’s Day was as whitewashed as you get. Heck, every time they have a romance about the Most Romantic City In The World, they totally pretend that in NY only white people live (and fall in love)

    • Natalie

      a) ‘Valentine’s Day’ was set in L.A.
      b) The cast included Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah and George Lopez.
      c) I can believe that you just made me defend a movie as bad as Valentine’s Day.

      • Natalie

        can’t believe… can’t

      • Evelyn

        None of the characters you mentioned fell in love or had any substantial romantic part in the film, which was called “Valentine’s Day”. Not to mention that the actors they used to sell the film were Julia, Jessica, Ashton, and Taylor Swift. Like I said…in NYC (or LA, come on) tons of people of color fall in love all the time. Let us see that, Hollywood)

      • Alia

        Hector Elizondo and Jamie Foxx both had substantial romantic parts, Evelyn… as substantial as an of the others. And I believe they used the entire cast (of approximately fifty zillion) to sell the film. I distinctly remember at least Foxx and Taylor Lautner being featured in the previews. Xenophobia is certainly an issue in films, but this isn’t the film I’d use to illustrate it.

      • frank

        Lea Michele is of Spanish decent.

      • Allison

        I can’t believe I’m going to help defend “Valentine’s Day” but Jessica Biel began a relationship with Jamie Foxx, and I remember that being in the commericals, George Lopez was happily married… I thought it seemed like they almost went out of their way to be diverse.

      • whatevs

        Lea Michelle is have Italian and half Jewish. No Spanish.

      • REASON

        I am in agreement with everyone else evelyn, the only good thing about VD was its diverse cast.

  • Tom

    How does she keep getting work? She has no presence on-screen.

    • Philippe

      I knowwwww. I don’t get it either.

  • Noah

    A movie about the romantic ups and downs of New Yorkers. About time!

    • Alia

      Heh.

  • bruno

    sounds just as lame as valentine’s day.

    • Jane

      And will probably be just as bad.

  • Dave

    Ashton Kutcher is in this one too?

  • Marylynn

    Stop putting her in movies period!

  • m1

    I wish she would pick good roles for once!!!

  • Brian

    Well, she’s not really known as a dramatic actress, but she was pretty good in The Illusionist. A role they didn’t even want her to audition for, but she insisted and got the part. I think she’s ok.

  • houssam sarkis

    ktir ktir 7elwe hal layle cu next year biel

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