Update on 'New Years Eve'Tuesday, March 29, 2011
‘Terrific’ Lea Michele Will Rock Out with Jon Bon Jovi in New Year’s Eve Movie
Although it's not a musical, Lea Michele will sing in the upcoming New Year's Eve, her first big-screen movie. Director Garry Marshall told Broadway.com that the Glee star and Broadway favorite will perform at least two songs in the still-filming feature, including a big duet with co-star Jon Bon Jovi. "It's quite a number," he said.
Marshall had high praise for Michele's work on the film. “Lea is just terrific,” he said. “You know, she’s from the Bronx and so am I!” In the ensemble film, Michele plays Elise, a back-up singer for Jensen, a rock star played by actual rocker Bon Jovi.
Michele made out with co-star Ashton Kutcher during a Times Square shoot for the film earlier this month. “They’re really terrific together,” Marshall promised. “Lea’s not six foot three but Ashton is...But she has some nice high heels!”
New Year's Eve, which also stars Robert De Niro, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Zac Efron, Hilary Swank, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and more will be released in movie theaters on December 9, 2011.