Tuesday, January 25, 2011

JBJ back in the acting game

Jon has said numerous times that he's given up on acting, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, a little flame still burns:
Jon Bon Jovi and Seth Meyers are putting on their party hats for New Line’s all-star ensemble New Year’s Eve, being directed by Garry Marshall.

German actor Til Schweiger has also closed a deal to board the production.

Bon Jovi and Meyers join a cast that counts Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Abigail Breslin, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara among its cast.

The movie tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through bittersweet drama and romance over the course of New Year's Eve.

Bon Jovi is playing -- here’s a stretch -- a successful rock star who once dumped Berry’s character of a caterer but now finds himself face to face with again at a party.
Read the full article here. Someone on JoviTalk mentioned that it sounds like one of those He's Just Not That Into You type of movies, where it's more about an overarching theme rather than each star getting a lot of screen time. I haven't actually seen He's Just Not That Into You, though I understand there's a reference to "I Want You" in the film... But I thought Love Actually did a pretty decent job of the genre so hopefully this is a good take on it, too. Or closer to the Jon Bon Jovi front, Little City wasn't bad.

The cast of this new movie looks quite impressive, which doesn't always count for much, but it'd be disappointing if they churned out a crap movie. And I would hate for Jon's movie career to end on something as ridiculous as Pucked. :P

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