Marshall's New Year's Eve project
Published 12/02/2010 | 12:49
Valentine's Day director Garry Marshall has talked about his plans to make a sequel to the romantic comedy, set on New Year's Eve.
The Pretty Woman legend, whose latest rom-com set in Los Angeles features an ensemble cast including Shirley MacLaine, Kathy Bates, Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper to name a few, is already planning his next project.
Marshall said: "It seems to be a good idea, it's going to be cold - my Valentine's Day was kind of a salute to LA, New Year may be a salute, not to New York, Woody Allen did that, but to New York that particular day, when everybody watches that ball come down on New Year's Eve, you can make a lot of good stories in that."
The 75-year-old, who also directed Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Queen Latifah, Twilight's Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift in Valentine's Day, claimed ensemble casts were the future, because they are cheaper.
Marshall laughed: "That's the new business plan - have people work a week instead of four months. Julia Roberts is the best of the best - 20, 30 million - not on Valentine's Day!"
Hector Elizondo, who starred as hotel manager Barney in Pretty Woman and plays Shirley MacLaine's husband in Valentine's Day, has appeared in every one of Marshall's 16 films.
Asked if he would appear in the New Year's Eve project, he said: "Does Pinocchio have wooden buttons? I think so."