Robert de Niro and Ashton Kutcher to party on <strong><em>New Year's Eve</em></strong>?
Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Hilary Swank are in talks for New Line's ensemble comedy New Year's Eve, which is a thematic spinoff of Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day.

According to Variety, Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin have already boarded the ensemble project.

Ashton Kutcher was part of Valentine's Day, but the other characters from Valentine's Day won't be in New Year's Eve -- which will be set in New York and follow intertwining stories of characters trying to navigate their way through romance on New Year's Eve.

Garry Marshall is expected to return to direct, as is screenwriter Katherine Fugate.

New Line has given New Year's Eve a Dec. 9, 2011, release date.