Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and "High School Musical" star Zac Efron are in talks to join the cast of New Line's "New Year's Eve," which also recently added Sarah Jessica Parker to its star-studded ensemble, the studio has confirmed to TheWrap.
Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Hilary Swank co-star in the romantic comedy, which will also feature Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Abigail Breslin, as well as TV stars Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family") and Lea Michele ("Glee"), all of whom are in various stages of negotiations for roles.
Garry Marshall is directing the film, which follows a diverse group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through the annual drama and romance of New Year's Eve.
Parker will play Breslin's mother, who relies too much on her daughter for company.
Berry is in talks to play a caterer who runs into a former flame, while Efron may take on the role of a bike messenger who tries to fulfill Pfeiffer's New Year's Eve resolutions in exchange for tickets to a big party.
Mike Karz and Wayne Rice are producing "New Year's Eve," which is scheduled to start production Feb. 1 in New York after initially eyeing a mid-December start date. A second-unit crew will shoot footage in Times Square during the actual holiday.
Parker previously worked with New Line on the "Sex and the City" movies. She next stars in The Weinstein Company's "I Don't Know How She Does It" alongside Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammar.
Berry has been garnering awards buzz for her versatile performance in the multiple-personality drama "Frankie and Alice," while Efron is currently shooting the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Lucky One" in Louisiana.
Parker, Berry and Efron are all represented by CAA and their casting was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.