Vergara and Biel Joining New Year’s Eve

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Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) and Jessica Biel are in negotiations to join the ensemble cast of Garry Marshall’s follow-up to Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve.

They will be joining Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin in the romantic comedy that starts shooting mid-December in New York.

The Hollywood Reporter says “Biel is playing a pregnant woman who, along with her husband, try to win a cash prize given by a hospital to the couple who are first to give birth on New Year’s Day.”

Mike Karz and Wayne Rice are producing the New Line/Warner Bros. release.