UPDATE: Alison Brie Joins The Cast Of Scream 4

Anyone who has watched a single episode of the NBC show Community has immediately fallen in love with Alison Brie. She's funny, she's beautiful, and she has a great screen presence. The fact that she has been acting for five years without greater exposure (excluding Mad Men) is a crime worthy of arrest. Fortunately, Hollywood is beginning to make amends, and it begins by starting her movie career.

THR reports that Alison Brie has been cast in the upcoming Wes Craven film Scream 4. In the film she will play a character named Rebecca, an "ambitious personal assistant who secretly envies her boss' reluctant fame and fortune."What's strange, however, is that the casting call released in April has that same character description, but for another character named Bette. In said call, Rebecca is a "cute, vain, over-achieving student at Woodsboro High School. Editor in Chief of the high school newspaper. She's a future Gale Weathers." IMDb lists Erica Hubbard in the role of Bette (though there hasn't been any official announcement), but seeing as Brie is four years younger than Hubbard it would make more sense to see Brie in the high school role. The film is currently in production and scheduled for a April 15, 2011 release date.

Perhaps she will play both characters, which is really the best solution that could come out of this confusion. More Alison Brie for everybody!

UPDATE: The Wrap is now reporting that Mary McDonnell, best known for playing President Laura Roslin on Battlestar Gallactica, has also joined the cast, though the details of her character aren't yet known.

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