New Year's Eve (2011) Poster


Halle Berry was cast but dropped out and was replaced by Katherine Heigl. Berry dropped out due to a custody battle with her ex-partner. After the custody was resolved, Berry was recast in the movie, but in another role.
Jake T. Austin and Abigail Breslin had to kiss each other more then 15 times to get the scene right.
When Kaminsky (Hector Elizondo) arrives, the message over the radio announces "The eagle has landed". This is the same code phrase used by Elizondo in The Princess Diaries, for which it is the codename for Queen Clarice(Julie Andrews).
This will be the eighth film in which actor Cary Elwes plays a doctor.
Lea Michele portrays one of Jon Bon Jovi's back-up singers in this movie, and in fact she unintentionally almost hit him with a car once while she was reversing on Robertson Boulevard in 2010.
Announced as some kind of continuation for Garry Marshall's holiday themed Valentine's Day (2010), the project evolved into a different entity, recasting some of the protagonists in different roles.
When Hilary Swank's character, Claire, hands the duties off to Hector Elizondo's character, Kominsky, she whispers in 'Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges'' ear, "Watch him like a Hawk." In Garry Marshall's earlier film, 'The Princess Diaries (2001)' (in which Elizondo also starred), Julie Andrews' character, Clarice, whispers the same line to Kathleen Marshall's character, Charlotte, during Mia's makeover by Larry Miller's character, Paolo.
In New Year's Eve, Matthew Broderick plays Mr. Buellerton, while in Ferris Bueller's Day Off he plays Ferris Bueller.
This is the second time Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer star in a movie together. The first one was Hairspray (2007)
Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer have both played Catwoman in unrelated films. So has Anne Hathaway, who appeared in Valentine's Day (2010).
Garry Marshall's regular cameos include his daughter, Kathleen Marshall; his sister, Penny Marshall; Hector Elizondo; Larry Miller; and Joel McCrary.
Reese Witherspoon was offered a role but turned it down.
Juliette Binoche turned down the role of Ingrid.
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Last Romance".
Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert de Niro also star together in The Family. Although they have no scenes together in New Year's Eve
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Even though the film has a scene which takes place in the Brooklyn Museum, the museum has no kitchen.
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Sarah Jessica Parker who plays Kim and Matthew Broderick who plays Mr Buellerton are in fact husband and wife. However, they do not share any scenes together in the film.
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