Kristen Johnston has joined the cast of Amy Heckerling’s Vamps, which is about to start shooting this week in Detroit, Michigan.

The project stars Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter and Sigourney Weaver and follows two hedonistic young vampires in Manhattan whose immortality is thrown into jeopardy when love enters the frame.

Johnston plays Mrs Van Helsing, a posh British woman who is suspicious of her son’s new love interest played by Ritter.
Red Hour Films and Molly Hassell are producing and Julie Kroll and Maria Teresa Arida are among the executive producers. Lisa Wilson is handling foreign sales through GK Films affiliate Parlay Films.