Josh Duhamel joins Gary Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve”

January 27, 2011 | Posted By In Casting | 756 Views

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Gary Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve” party just keeps getting bigger. Josh Duhamel is the latest actor to RSVP his attendance, as The Wrap reports today. Seth Meyers and Jon Bon Jovi jumped on board a couple of days ago, joining the already enormous cast that includes Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Abigail Breslin, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara.

The film follows intertwining lives and romantic escapades of a large group of New Yorkers over the course of one New Year’s Eve. It’s a follow-up to the commercially successful “Valentine’s Day”, Marshall’s first holiday-themed large ensemble romantic comedy, but the characters of “New Year’s Eve” will have no relation to that film, as evidenced by crossover cast members Biel and Kutcher playing new roles in the new film.

Duhamel, a soap opera veteran, made the sometimes difficult transition into more mainstream roles first becoming a regular on NBC’s “Las Vegas”, then playing Major William Lennox in Michael Bay’s “Transformers”, a role which he will reprise in this summer’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. He’s also no stranger to (bad) romantic comedies, having brought us such gems as “When in Rome” and “Life As We Know It”.


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