The upcoming sixth Scream movie is about to begin filming, as news comes in this evening that Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of the sequel that will see the return of Ghostface to theaters.
Mulroney (Umma, Insidious: Chapter 3) has closed his deal to play a cop in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The official synopsis: The Scream saga continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.
As previously reported, Hayden Panettiere will make her return to the big screen as “Kirby Reed,” reprising her role from Scream 4 (2011). Panettiere joins previously announced returning cast members Melissa Barrera (“Sam,”) Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy,”) Mason Gooding (“Chad,”) and Jenna Ortega (“Tara”).
At the helm are Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Scream, Ready or Not), with James Vanderbilt (“Scream,” “Murder Mystery) and Guy Busick (Scream, Ready or Not) co-writing the screenplay. Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak are serving as producers. Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of Radio Silence, Chad Villella, are executive producing alongside Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad, and Marianne Maddalena.
Filming is set to start in early summer.
Courteney Cox has also seemed to indicate that she will be back as Gale Weathers.
Scream 6 (currently untitled) will arrive in theaters on March 31, 2023.
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