Lake Bell Will Not Scream After All

Lake Bell won’t be playing the world’s sexiest deputy in “Scream 4” after all. That’s according to Bell herself, who recently tweeted the sad news to the Twitterverse, citing the ever popular “scheduling conflict” as the culprit.

Sucks: Scheduling conflicts with my current gig means I cant do #Scream4! (Hey horror bloggers, I know who the killer is…) #i’llnevertell

Bell would have played Deputy Judy Hicks, a police officer who knew Neve Campbell’s Sidney from high school, a character described as “decidedly sexy but a bit off.” It would have been a pretty sizable role, the “adult” to all the spam kids running around in the new cast, not counting the returning trio of Gale, Sidney, and Dewey.

Shooting on the Wes Craven-directed “Scream 4” is set for next week in Ann Arbor, Michigan. That means a new Judy Hicks will have to be found soon, or her scenes pushed back until a replacement can be found.

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