Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer join NEW YEAR’S EVE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
November 8th, 2010

This cast just keeps getting bigger. And in many ways, all the less interesting.

According to The Wrap, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer are currently in talks to join the ever-growing cast of New Line’s upcoming comedy, NEW YEAR'S EVE, set to be directed by Garry Marshall.

The film is Marshall’s follow-up to his rather dreadful film, VALENTINE'S DAY, which will follow a group of New Yorkers on one New Year’s Eve. De Niro will play “a bitter man who is dying in a hospital,” with Pfeiffer set to play “a secretary whose boss denies her request for a two-week vacation.”

Personally, while I do dig both actors in question here, this film has really little to no hope in the eyes of this writer. VALENTINE'S DAY was such a truly awful ensemble film, that while it had its brief moments (I’m thinking the Julia Roberts/Bradley Cooper portion of the film, which I found all too short, but all too emotionally resonant), was just rather tepid and narratively uninteresting. At this point, it doesn’t appear as though this film will be that much different.

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  • https://gordonandthewhale.com KateErbland

    I truly loathed VALENTINE’S DAY, so I have really low expectations for this one, but I wonder if a different cast will help. I think much of what I disliked in VD revolved around the inclusion of actors like Kutcher and Alba. Nah, it was just terrible.

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