New Year’s Eve (Hogmanay to those of us who knows how to party) is gathering speed over at New Line, with Sarah Jessica Parker joining the already impressive ensemble cast.

New Line, who are also in negotiations with Zac Efron and Halle Berry for roles in the planned follow up to this year’s Valentines Day, are clearly keen to repeat their recent success at the box office.

Parker will join Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Biel, Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin as the latter’s mother. No stranger to New York, the Sex and the City star will interweave with the other characters as they each deal with parallel romances and dramas.

Should Efron and Berry also reach deals with the studio, they will round out the cast as a smitten bike messenger and a love-struck caterer respectively. Although it was previously reported that Taylor Swift would be the only member of cast returning for the quasi-sequel, the inclusion of Kutcher and Biel on the cast list suggests otherwise.

Not due to start filming until February, it is unlikely we’ve heard the last from Garry Marshall’s casting department.