Jenna Ortega Joins Cast of New ‘Scream’ Movie

Jenna Ortega has joined the cast of the upcoming fifth Scream movie, coming in 2021.

Deadline reports that Ortega, known for her roles in You (pictured above) and Jane the Virgin, will be among the new cast members set to face off against Ghostface. She will be next be seen in Yes Day with Jennifer Garner and the Netflix sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen with Bella Thorne.

As previously announced, Ortega joins Melissa Barrera and returning legacy cast members Courteney Cox, reprising her role as Gale Weathers, and David Arquette, reprising his role as Dewey Riley.

The new Scream is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock). Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak serving as producers.

Filming is currently scheduled for this fall in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Expect more casting updates to keep rolling in.

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group plan to release the film in 2021.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.