Kristen Johnston Joins Bride Wars

Kristen Johnston has joined the cast of Regency and Fox’s “Bride Wars” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story revolves around two childhood best friends, Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), whose engagements come at the same time.

Subsequent wedding planning results in them picking the same ceremony location, New York’s Plaza Hotel, and because of a clerical error, the same date.

Johnston will play Deb, a self-absorbed, opportunistic fellow schoolteacher of Emma. Candice Bergen, Bryan Greenberg, Steve Howey, Chris Pratt, Michael Arden, John Pankow and Paul Scheer also star.

Gary Winick (“13 Going on 30”) is directing from a screenplay by Casey Wilson and June Raphael. Principal photography is under way in Boston.