new years eve cast Ashton Kutcher, Hilary Swank are celebrating 'New Year's Eve'“New Year’s Eve,” director Garry Marshall‘s followup to “Valentine’s Day,” is attracting an ensemble that’s just as star-studded as the previous film’s was.

Ashton Kutcher — who also starred in “Valentine’s Day” — Michelle Pfeiffer and Oscar winners Hilary Swank and Robert De Niro are all in talks to join the film’s cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will follow the intertwining love stories of New Yorkers on Dec. 31; “Valentine’s Day” scribe Katherine Fugate is writing the script.

]]>Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin (“Zombieland”) have already signed on to the movie. Kutcher will play a guy who hates celebrating New Year’s Eve, the HR says. Swank will play a producer of the New Year’s Eve show in Times Square, Pfeiffer a woman who’s trying to fulfill her resolutions from the previous year and De Niro a man who’s dying in a hospital. The movie is scheduled to start shooting next month in New York and is slated for release in December 2011. Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credits: Getty Images