Bergen hitches ‘Bride’

Actress goes off to 'War' for Fox

Candice Bergen has signed on to co-star opposite Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in the romantic comedy “Bride Wars” for Fox 2000 and New Regency.

Story revolves around best friends (Hudson and Hathaway) who are pitted against each other when their wedding dates clash. They compete for venues, services and guests. Bergen will play Marion St. Claire, the queen of all wedding planners.

Gary Winick will direct from a screenplay penned by June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson. Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith also wrote on the project.

Hudson is producing with Julie Yorn and Alan Riche. Matt Luber exec produces.

Shooting starts this month in Boston.

Bergen hasn’t appeared in a film since 2003’s “The In-Laws.” She recently wrapped the remake of the ensemble comedy “The Women” for Picturehouse.