Actress Neve Campbell has signed on to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the Scream reboot, joining David Arquette and Courtney Cox.
Do you like scary movies? We hope so, because the new Scream film is going to be even better now that Neve Campbell has signed on to play Sidney Prescott (again), reports Deadline.
Neve will join already-announced cast members, David Arquette (who’ll reprise his role as Dewey Riley), Courtney Cox (who’s of course taking back her iconic Gale Weathers character), as well as a slew of newbies including Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega.
The Paramount-Spyglass production will start shooting soon in Wilmington, North Carolina for an expected January 2022 release. So soon! Love that for us.
It's hard to believe Scream 4 came out nearly a decade ago now, in 2011. Here's what Neve Campbell's up to these days:
Filmmakers Radio Silence expressed their excitement about getting Neve back on board for the new film. “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 honoured to join her in Woodsboro.”
And the feeling's mutual. “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," Neve Campbell said in a statement. "I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
Some other details about the new Scream: the film will be directed by Matt Bettnelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and will be based on a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Creator Kevin Williamson will be on board again, serving as executive producer alongside Chad Villella.
To say the original films were a hit would be a massive understatement. The franchise comprises than four films, a TV series (by MTV!), heaps of merchandise and even a video game. We suggest you spend this weekend getting reacquainted...
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