Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Jessica Biel (The A-Team) are in talks to join Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, and Abigail Breslin in New Year’s Eve. The ensemble romantic comedy is a loose follow-up to Valentine’s Day — same format, new holiday: “a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through romance over the course of New Year’s Eve.” Both New Year’s and Valentine’s are credited to director Garry Marshall.
According to THR, Biel is a pregnant woman who tries to win a cash prize with the first baby of the new year. (“Hold it in, honey! Daddy needs a new pair o’ shoes!”) No details are given on Vergara’s role. Shooting will begin in New York later this month.