Actress Katherine Heigl is replacing Halle Berry in the upcoming romantic comedy New Year's Eve.

It isn't known why Halle Berry departed the holiday ensemble, but now Katherine Heigl is playing the recently vacated role of a New York caterer who runs into an ex-lover (Jon Bon Jovi) on New Year's Eve.

We reported back in November that Katherine Heigl parted ways with the Summit Entertainment project Adaline after she recently adopted a baby. Though she is not ready to return to work quite yet, New Year's Eve won't require much of a time commitment because it is a true ensemble that offers each performer limited screen time.

Garry Marshall is directing New Year's Eve from a script by Katherine Fugate. The project, like Valentine's Day before it, will follow the lives of several characters as they search for romance on New Year's Eve in New York City.

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