New Line cinemas are in the process of casting their upcoming romantic comedy, titled Valentine’s Day. Their gameplan is to get everyone that is, was, or will be a big star, to be in the movie.
Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Shirley MacLaine, Bradley Cooper and Ashton Kutcher are already in negotiations, and rumor is that they’re pretty late stage negotiations, too.
The movie is said to be the story of five very different stories, all revolving around Valentine’s day.
Julia Roberts is an army officer on leave from Iraq on a flight to L.A. Cooper, on the same flight, is a gay man whose lover is a closeted football player.
Ashton Kutcher is an owner of a flower shop who proposes to his girlfriend (Jessica Alba), only to realize he is in love with his close friend, played by Jennifer Garner, who discovers her boyfriend is married.
Shriley MacLaine plays Julia Roberts‘ mother, a happy retiree who reveals to her husband a long-ago affair.
Anne Hathaway is an assistant working at the biggest talent agency in town and dating a mailroom assistant; Jessica Biel is a publicist unlucky in love (is there any other kind?) who has no date on Valentine’s Day.
But the question is, can an all-star cast make up for a bad movie? Studios should have learned a lesson when He’s Just Not That Into You didn’t do so hot, and that had pretty much everyone in it. Only time will tell.