Katherine Heigl Replaces Halle Berry In ‘New Year’s Eve’

Looks like New Line better update its RSVP list. Variety is reporting that former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl is replacing Halle Berry in Garry Marshall’s star-studded rom-com “New Year’s Eve.” No word on why Halle dropped out of the holiday flick. It had been reported that Halle was in talks to play a caterer, so we suspect Katherine will step into an apron for the role.

“New Year’s Eve” will reunite Katherine with a couple of her recent leading men including “Killers” costar Ashton Kutcher and “Life as We Know It”’s Josh Duhamel. Here’s hoping “NYE”’s box office looks more like its predecessor film “Valentine’s Day” ($110 million) rather than those Katherine-starring flicks which each grossed about $50 million.

Regardless, Katherine’s joining a jam-packed party that already includes Jon Bon Jovi, Seth Meyers, Jessica Biel, Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert DeNiro, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Pfeiffer and Hilary Swank.

Variety also reported that filming starts this week. You better believe we’ll be keeping an eye out for the New York-based production on our walk to work!

What do you think about Katherine Heigl joining “New Year’s Eve”? Any other actors you’d like to see join the cast? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!