The actress, who will also appear in AMC’s forthcoming series The Walking Dead, is to play the lead role in the horror sequel, reports Arrow in the Head.
Bell joins the previously cast Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, Nicholas D'Agosto, Ellen Wroe, Meghan Ory, David Koechner, P.J. Byrne and Tony Todd in the picture.
Steven Quale is directing the fifth instalment in the franchise. Production is scheduled to start next week for a fall 2011 release.