Katherine Heigl will now replace Halle Berry in the upcoming Warner Bros. ensemble production New Year’s Eve, Deadline reports.
A thematic follow-up to Valentine’s Day, the movie will be set in New York and follows intertwining stories of characters trying to navigate their way through romance on New Year’s Eve.
Heigl’s role will be that of a caterer who winds up forced to work on December 31st, serving a party attended by a former boyfriend, now a famous rock musician (to be played by Jon Bon Jovi).
The enormous cast also includes Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Seth Meyes and Til Schweiger.
Production is expected to begin soon in New York City with a release planned for December 9th.