Jessica Biel, Sofia Vergara Join 'New Year's Eve' Party

Jessica BielIt looks like Ashton Kutcher isn't the only Valentine's Day sucker who also loves to ring in the New Year. The Hollywood Reporter has the word that Jessica Biel is also going to be returning for the "Valentine's Day" follow-up, "New Year's Eve."

As with Kutcher, it's unclear whether Biel is going to reprising her character from the previous film. In "New Year's Eve," she's playing a married pregnant woman who is trying to be the first to give birth on New Year's Day in order to win a cash prize from the hospital. This doesn't seem to gibe with her career woman in "Valentine's Day" -- but who knows, maybe she did marry Jamie Fox's character and get pregnant during the 10-month break. If so, they sure moved quickly.

Another new addition to the film is "Modern Family"'s Sofia Vergara. Plot details on her character are unknown, but she'll be joining the likes of Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Hilary Swank as newcomers to the franchise.

Biel's character will likely cross paths with De Niro's at least once, considering she's fighting to get into a hospital, and his character is dying in one. The whole death/birth storyline could be appropriate if used properly in the "New Year's Eve" storyline, as long as director Gary Marshall doesn't go as commercial as he did in "Valentine's Day."

To recap what we do know, Kutcher is playing a man who hates New Year's Eve (which sort of -- but doesn't really -- gibe with his Valentine's Day-loving character in the previous flick), Swank will play the producer of the Times Square New Year's Eve show, and Pfeiffer is a frustrated executive secretary who decides to finish off all her unfulfilled resolutions for the year. Character details for Breslin and Michele also haven't been released yet. Filming is set to start this December in New York City.

What do you think of the "New Year's Eve" cast so far? Are you excited for the film?