“Hello, Sidney.” Neve Campbell has officially signed on to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the upcoming fifth Scream movie.
We knew it was coming and today Spyglass Media Group, LLC and Paramount Pictures announced that Campbell joins previously announced legacy cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox who will return as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, as well as new cast members Jack Quaid (The Boys), Melissa Barrera (In The Heights) and Jenna Ortega (You).
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.
Of Cambell’s return, Radio Silence said, “We’re pinching ourselves! It’s hard to express how much the character Sidney Prescott shaped our love of movies and to have the chance to work with Neve is truly a dream come true. It just wouldn’t be a Scream movie without Neve and we’re so excited and honored to join her in Woodsboro.”
Campbell said, “After spending time speaking with Radio Silence, they have shown such love, respect, and admiration for Wes Craven and all that he’s created in the Scream franchise. I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
Those two statements confirm that the new film will once again take place in Woodsboro.
The production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group will release the new Scream in theaters on January 14, 2022.
Expect more casting updates soon.
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