New York Film Locations

New Year's Eve

2 November 2011

With a cast, of what seems like the entire Hollywood Screen Actors Guild, New Year’s Eve is about the lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve and graces the world’s cinema screens at the beginning of December. Entirely shot in New York City, there is a scene in Times Square with more than 800 extras which was shot in the early part of 2011. The film will be featured in the location section of OTSONY in 2012 following the DVD release.

Photo by Warner Bros.

Rumour has it, Reese Witherspoon was offered a role but turned it down and Penelope Cruz also auditioned for a role but missed out on a part, and Shiloh Fernandez auditioned for the role of Paul, but lost out to Zac Efron. The film’s all-star cast includes two-time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro as Harry Buckingam, a man dying in a hospital, Academy Award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer as Ingrid, "a frustrated executive secretary who decides to tackle her unfulfilled resolutions", Josh Duhamel as Sam Ricker, a businessman trying to get to New York to reunite with a love interest from the previous New Year's, Jessica Biel as Tess, a woman due to give birth on New Year's Day, Jon Bon Jovi as Jensen, a successful rockstar, Katherine Heigl as Laura Carrington, a caterer forced to work on December 31, two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank as Claire Morgan, a producer of the Times Square New Year's Eve show and Academy Award® winner Halle Berry as a nurse in Manhattan. Others include Zac Efron, Lea Michele, Carla Gugino, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Alyssa Milano, Sienna Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sara Paxton, Luke Halpenny, Abigail Breslin and Sofía Vergara.



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