January 27, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
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”.
January 24, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Saturday Night Live” head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers is the latest cast member added to Gary Marshall’s “New Years Eve”, reports THR. Singer Jon Bon Jovi will also join the already announced 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.
With the new casting report also comes some plot details, as Bon Jovi will play a rock star who shares a romantic history with Berry’s character and comes face to face with her at an NYE party. Meyers will play a broke dad who finds himself in a heated competition as he tries to coax his wife (Biel) into delivering the first baby of the year in order to win $25,000.
The film is set to be released on December 9, 2011 with no start date yet. Meyers seems to be making a foray into feature films as he also recently signed on to “I Don’t Know How She Does It”, with Sarah Jessica Parker, currently filming in NYC.
January 17, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
Last month we reported that Christina Hendricks, Seth Meyers, and Olivia Munn would be joining Sarah Jessica Parker in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a film based on the novel by Brit author Allison Pearson. While Hendricks, Meyers, and Parker are undoubtedly familiar names, Munn is still a relatively unknown face on the screen despite the fact that she’s dabbled in acting, tv hosting, writing, and modeling. In December 2010, it was announced that she would be replaced by Candace Bailey on “Attack of the Show,” but 2011 might just prove to be a rising year for Munn, as she’s off to a great start being featured on the February 2011 cover of Maxim and starring alongside tv-veteran Parker in “I Don’t Know How She Does It.”
There’s no release date for the film as of yet, but today marked the first day of filming on Wall Street in New York City. Courtesy of Just Jared, below you can check out some on-set pictures from the first day of filming.
December 21, 2010 | Posted by Linda Ge
Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn and Seth Meyers have signed on to star with Sarah Jessica Parker in “I Don’t Know How She Does It”, based on the British literary sensation by Allison Pearson, reports 24 Frames. In the same vein of Bridget Jones’ knack for appealing to audiences, Person’s first person comedy centers around a Wall Street executive (to be played by Parker), who juggles a demanding career with two children and a husband who makes less money than she does.
The trio of newly-cast actors have made names for themselves on the small screen but have yet to prove their big screen capabilities. Hendricks, most known for her role as voluptuous secretary Joan on “Mad Men”, will play a friend of Parker’s character. Munn, a host on G4′s “Attack of the Show”, will play a colleague. No word on who “Saturday Night Live” head writer and Weekend Update anchor Meyers will play. Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammer have also finalized deals to join the cast.
Filming is set to begin in January under the direction of Doug McGrath.
December 15, 2010 | Posted by Linda Ge
Zac Efron is the latest to join the still-growing ensemble cast of Gary Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve”, about the romantic escapades of loosely connected New Yorkers over the course of one cold New Year’s night. THR reports that Sarah Jessica Parker and Halle Berry will also be jumping on board, joining previously announced cast members which include Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Lea Michele, Robert De Niro and Hilary Swank. Despite the fact that two “Valentine’s Day” actors – Kutcher and Biel – are part of “NYE”, the film has no relation to Marshall’s original holiday-themed romantic comedy.
Efron has been hard at working shedding his matinee idol reputation by taking on decidedly more adult roles, currently filming “The Lucky One”, adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel. He is also attached to “Die in a Gunfight”, “Akira” and a remake of Swedish hit “Snabba Cash”. “New Year’s Eve” will begin filming in February and will have an NYE friendly release date of December 9, 2011.