Sarah Jessica Parker Joins New Year’s Eve

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Sarah Jessica Parker has joined the cast of New Year’s Eve, according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter. Also said to be in talks for parts are Halle Berry and Zac Efron.

The film, New Line’s thematic follow-up to Valentine’s Day is already set to star Abigail Breslin, Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Michelle Pfeiffer and Hilary Swank, among others.

As in Valentine’s Day, the film will take place in a 24-hour period and will involve an ensemble cast navigating between intertwining stories. Parker is said to play a smothering mother to Abigail Breslin’s character.

Other stories are said to include a hospitalized man in his last days (De Niro), a man who hates the holiday (Kutcher), a businesswoman trying to accomplish her resolutions before the year runs out (Pfeiffer) and a woman producing the Time Square holiday show (Swank).

Production is now being planned for a February shoot in New York with a release on December 9, 2011.