With a release date set for “New Year’s Eve,” the sequel to [movie id="430417"]“Valentine’s Day,”[/movie] director Garry Marshall admits he has Bieber fever. The original romantic comedy cast superstar musician Taylor Swift , and Marshall’s team is trying to get another pop sensation onboard for the December 9, 2011, flick.
“Already, they’re mentioning [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist],” Marshall told MTV News about possible casting. “I have no idea who that is, but I’m sure we’ll meet.”
Marshall said the film is moving along nicely.
“I have a script,” he revealed. “I did a rewrite. We’re rewriting it now. … It’s supposed to shoot in New York in September. It’s supposed to be a similar cast of a number of stars. It’s written like that, but we hope to get all new stars except for Hector Elizondo, who has to be in all my movies. So he’s gonna play a guy you’ll never recognize.”
A bevy of Hollywood heavyweights appeared in the original flick, but Marshall said there is still plenty of star power left in Hollywood for the next installment.
“I had to call on a lot of friendships, but we still have other friends,” he said. “I hope Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry. I love the girls. I work well with women. I’m a Scorpio. I’m Italian. I grew up with sisters and I have daughters, so I like women. What can I tell you? And I like making them funny, but we’ll see who we get. Nobody is set yet.
“Except I hear they keep mentioning this Justin Bieber,” he continued. “Perhaps I’d better see who he is, so when he arrives on set, possibly [we can talk]. So we’ll see.”
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