A Paris-born French-Arab singer, model and actor, this will be the 21-year-old Ammar’s first significant part in a feature film, according to Variety. After studying music at USC and Berklee College of Music, Ammar teamed up with Jason Quennville, the music producer of some of The Weeknd’s biggest hits, in 2019 to release her first EP album with the debut single “Joyride.” She’s currently working on her first solo album.
The cast also includes Neve Campbell will reprise her role as Sidney Prescott, joining 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 Melissa Barrera (In The Heights) and Jenna Ortega (You), Jack Quaid (The Boys), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why, Goosebumps, Don’t Breathe) and Mason Gooding (Booksmart) are set to co-star in the highly anticipated sequel, along with Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), and Mikey Madison (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood). Marley Shelton (Sin City, Planet Terror) is also back, reprising her role as Woodsboro Deputy Judy Hicks from 2011’s Scream 4.
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.
The production will begin filming this Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group will release the new Scream in theaters on January 14, 2022.
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