Jon Bon Jovi bon-joining the cast of 'New Year's Eve'

bon-jovi-amaImage Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesBecause becoming another sardine in a can packed full of romance and comedy is en vogue as of late, guitar hero Jon Bon Jovi and actor/comedian Seth Meyers have signed on to join the cast of New Year’s Eve. (The duo will be in good company. So far, the ample cast in director Garry Marshall’s follow-up to Valentine’s Day includes Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sienna Miller, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michelle, Sofía Vergara, Zac Efron, Jessica Biel and Frankie Muniz.)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bon Jovi will play a rock star (but how?) who finds himself facing an ex (Berry) on the titular end-of-the-year holiday. This is really a win-win situation for everyone. It’s been nearly a decade since Bon Jovi left his recurring role on Ally McBeal, and if director Garry Marshall needed someone to play a successful musician, it may as well be Bon Jovi.

Meanwhile, SNL‘s Meyers is on familiar comedic ground in the film. He will play a financially struggling soon-to-be father attempting to finesse his wife into having the first baby of the year, thus earning the family a prize of $25,000. (Aside: Is that a real competition?)

What do you think, Popwatchers? Is the world is craving some generally alright acting from an aging rock star? Will the musician and the comic add some panache to the film or are you still holding out for St. Patrick’s Day?

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  • ks

    No! not me sorry

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  • Charles

    I like Jon Bon Jovi. He did a Vampire movie several years ago. He should do more acting roles before he loses his looks and get too old. LOL

  • Tom

    Bon-joining?

    I just deleted your bookmark. Goodbye, EW. Don’t the the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

    • marilinda

      Oh please, that was funny. I laughed.

      Must mean I am dumb or a moron or a welfare mom or a republican or a democrat. Geez.

  • theBigE

    Most small towns / hospitals have a “first baby of the year” contest. I’ve never heard of a $25000 prize – maybe a year’s supply of diapers.

  • Amy

    Wow, this movie just keeps sounding worse.

    I thought nothing could top the Valentine’s Day, but I could be wrong.

  • Sabrina

    Who better to play a successful rock star? I cannot wait to see Jon Bon Jovi on the big screen again. Just the thought of seeing that beautiful face magnified on the big screen…

  • Vickey

    Bon Jovi yes, Halle no, now you messed it up, she stinks

  • Janet

    I can’t wait!!!!!!!!

  • BJ forever

    oh it’s GREAT GREAT GREAT to see Jon back into acting! and playing a successful rock star… who could be better for that part??? he’ll pour some serious sexiness on that screen. Can’t wait for this movie to come out!!

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