With the cash cow known as Sex and the City over with, one has to wonder where Sarah Jessica Parker's career goes from here. After all, her last major feature outside of the Michael Patrick King franchise was Did You Hear About The Morgans? which made back less than half of its budget domestically. So what's the most logical step? Why, an ensemble movie, of course!

THR reports that Parker has joined the cast of New Year's Eve, the in-spirit-sequel to this past February's hit Valentine's Day. Directed by Garry Marshall, the cast already includes Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hillary Swank, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin. In addition to the Parker casting, the report says that both Halle Berry and Zac Efron are also in talks for roles as well. In the film, Parker will play Breslin's mother, who "relies too much on her daughter for company." If made official, Berry will play a caterer who runs into an old boyfriend and Efron will play a bike messenger who tries to get tickets for a big party by fulfilling "Pfeiffer’s New Year’s Eve resolutions" (that just sounds dirty). The movie was originally scheduled to start shooting this month, but has been pushed back to February.

It always depresses me when talented people take on paycheck jobs like this one, but I suppose that they have families to feed and mortgages to pay just like the rest of us. Let's just hope that they take on a risky project with a talented director afterward to make up for it.

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