Though news broke last month that she had to drop out of the ensemble film, The Hollywood Reporter now brings word that Halle Berry is set to return to Warner Bros.’ New Year’s Eve as a different, currently-unspecified character.
A thematic follow-up to the studio’s 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.
The enormous cast also includes Katherine Heigl (who initially replaced Berry), Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Seth Meyers, Jon Bon Jovi, Til Schweiger, Josh Duhamel and Alyssa Milano.
As production is expected to begin this week in New York City, the cast, as pictured below, should be pretty close to finalized.
UPDATE: Carla Gugino has also been added to the cast, according to another bit of casting from The Hollywood Reporter. She is said to be playing the role of a doctor alongside Biel and Meyer’s storyline.