London: American actress Lake Bell has quit `Scream 4` just days before the filming was about to start owing to scheduling conflicts.
The star of TV series `How To Make It In America` was cast to play Deputy Judy Hicks, a police officer described as "decidedly sexy but a bit off."
The upcoming fourth sequel of Wes Craven`s horror series will also have David Arquette and Courteney Cox, alongside new talent Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere and is due for release in April 2011, a news website reported.
Bell`s last minute back out has left the producers in a desperate search to find a replacement.
The 31-year-old-actress has announced the news to her fans in a teasing post on the social website Twitter.
"Sucks: Scheduling conflicts with my current gig means I can`t do Scream 4!Hey horror bloggers, I know who the killer is..."
Bell has been busy mixing TV and movie work since the onset of this year with her film `It`s Complicated` becoming a Box Office hit and lending her voice for the animated flick `Shrek Forever After`.