*Halle Berry is in talks to join “New Year’s Eve,” the all-star follow-up to this year’s romantic ensemble “Valentine’s Day.”
The New Line project already includes such names as Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin.
In addition to Berry, Zac Efron is also in negotiations to join the cast.
The movie tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through bittersweet drama and romance over the course of New Year’s Eve.
If her deal is done, Berry would play a caterer who runs into a former flame. Parker would play Breslin’s mom, someone who relies too much on her daughter for company. Efron would play a bike messenger who tries to fulfill Pfeiffer’s New Year’s Eve resolutions in exchange for tickets to a big party.
The movie, being directed by Garry Marshall, was initially to shoot mid-December but is now eyeing a Feb. 1 start in New York.
Next for Berry is her Golden Globe-nominated role in “Frankie and Alice,” which is currently in limited release and opens nationwide on Feb. 4.