The last couple of times we reported on American Reunion, the newest installment in the American Pie franchise, we couldn’t help noticing that Alyson Hannigan‘s name was oddly absent from reports of casting negotiations. Well, fret no more: Deadline reports that Hannigan has officially signed on to reprise her role as Michelle for Reunion. As previously revealed, American Reunion will involve most of the original gang returning for their ten-year high school reunion. Michelle and Jim in particular will see their marriage tested when their next-door neighbor develops a crush on Jim.

After the jump, Blake Lively gets closer to a lead role in Savages, and Tom Wilkinson joins The Samaritan.

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Samuel L. Jackson Cast in ‘The Samaritan’

Samuel L. Jackson will soon be suiting up as Nick Fury for The Avengers, but while Joss Whedon gets that film into gear, the actor will star in The Samaritan. The film, called a neo-noir thriller, and once listed under the title Lie Down With Darkness, is about a grifter who has spent the past two decades in prison and wants to escape his past. But new schemes entrap him, and things go wrong all over again. Read More »