Variety says that Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) has joined the cast of Lakeshore Entertainment romantic comedy The Ugly Truth.
Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler have already signed on to star in the project, which reunites director Robert Luketic and writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, the team behind Legally Blonde.
Sony Pictures Entertainment will distribute worldwide.
The story centers on a romantically challenged morning show producer (Heigl) who is reluctantly embroiled by her chauvinistic correspondent (Butler) in a series of outrageous tests to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love.
Hines will play the morning show’s perfectly coiffed and self-possessed co-anchor. Shooting is scheduled to start next month.