Posted on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
The multi-thread romcom New Year’s Eve (a sorta spin-off from last year’s Valentine’s Day) has quite the cast. So far Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Zac Efron, Lea Michele and more
are all set to get paid for doing a couple weeks of work on the film.
Now Jon Bon Jovi, SNL Weekend Updater Seth Meyers and Inglorious Basterd Til Schweiger are all signing on for a check, too.
THR says that the movie, to be directed by Garry Marshall, “tells 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.” Here are the roles for the new guys:
Jon Bon Jovi: A successful rocker who runs into Halle Berry, playing a woman he once dumped, at a party.
Seth Meyers: Husband of Jessica Biel, who wants her to deliver the first baby of the new year so they can win $25k to get him out of debt.
Til Schweiger: The new year’s angel who delivers comical oversized paychecks to all the other actors in the production, finally leading them in a rousing chorus of ‘We Are the World.’ OK, that’s a lie. We don’t know his role, but I”m certain it will be very romantic.