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Industry Roundup: Alison Brie, Nikki Reed

Brie To Scream: Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) is the latest in the cadre of young actors attached to Scream 4. And her part sounds like the perfect blend of her two TV characters! She’ll play Rebecca, Neve Campbell’s “ambitious” personal assistant (so Annie) who “secretly envies her boss’ reluctant fame and fortune” (totally Trudy!). [Heat Vision/HR]

Vamps Join Catch: The indie drama Catch .44 has added two vampires to its cast: Twilight’s Nikki Reed and True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll have signed on to join Bruce Willis, Malin Ackerman and Forest Whitaker in the film about “three gorgeous female assassins sent on a job that might be their last.” They should really just change the name to Bruce Willis’ Angels. [Deadline]

No Europe For Drake: Drake has canceled his scheduled European tour because his mother is undergoing surgery. The rapper said in a statement that he made the decision to stay home to “support her during her recovery, just as she supported me through the years.”Awww. [Pitchfork]

About Alice: Abigail Spencer, who played Don Draper’s mistress Miss Farrell (a.k.a. that teacher who loved to jog with the weirdo brother), will make her movie debut in the blockbuster Cowboys and Aliens, starring Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford and Sam Rockwell. She’ll play a prostitute named Alice, a former lover of Craig’s who “makes him change his ways.” Wielding power over Don Draper and James Bond? Not bad. [Heat Vision/HR]

Kyle In, Kyle Out: Kyle Bornheimer (Worst Week) will star in NBC’s comedy series Perfect Couples, replacing Kyle Howard, who had a conflict with his other show, TBS’ My Boys. Couples is centered on three couples who struggle to “find the perfect relationship.” Bornheimer will play Dave, one half of the “relatable, normal couple,” who annoys his wife (Christine Woods) by trying to please both her and his BFF Vance (David Walton). Deeerrrrrama. [Deadline]

Raising Helen: E1 Entertainment has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Helen, written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. The indie drama follows a university professor (Ashley Judd) whose relationships with her husband (Goran Visnjic) and teenage daughter (Alexia Fast) become strained when she gets severely depressed. She eventually finds “an equally troubled young woman” named Mathilda (Lauren Lee Smith) who helps to restore her. The film will be released in New York City later this month. [Risky Business/HR]

Industry Roundup: Alison Brie, Nikki Reed