*Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is the latest to join the ensemble cast of New Line’s “New Year’s Eve.”

The Garry Marshall-directed 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.

The cast already includes Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara.

Ludacris will play a NYPD officer who is working with the director of the Times Square festivities (Swank).

The rapper recently appeared in the Ivan Reitman romantic comedy “No Strings Attached” and in “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” as himself.  He also shows up in “Fast Five,” the upcoming fifth installment of Universal’s “Fast and the Furious” franchise.