August 19, 2020

'Scream': Jenna Ortega Joins Spyglass Media Group & Paramount Pictures' Horror Relaunch


Count You and Jane the Virgin actress Jenna Ortega in for Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures' upcoming Scream.

She joins franchise castmembers David Arquette and Courteney Cox who'll reprise their respective roles as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, as well as newcomer Melissa Barrera (In the Heights). We first told you about Cox'x returns and Barrera addition.  The production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Ortega is best known for her roles in the Netflix series You as Ellie and the CW's Jane the Virgin as Young Jane. Ortega can next be seen in Yes Day starring Jennifer Garner and The Babysitter: Killer Queen with Bella Thorne. The actress recently wrapped filming on Songbird opposite Demi Moore and Bradley Whitford, which was one of the first notable feature productions to shoot in Los Angeles after the pandemic shutdown.

 
 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.

Throughout four installments, the Scream franchise counts over $600M at the global B.O. The pics were directed by late horrormeister Wes Craven with Williamson penning the original film as well as Scream 2 and Scream 4.

Spyglass launched as a partnership between Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment. The company has strategic investment backing from Warner Bros. Pictures, Eagle Pictures, the largest independent distributor in Italy; and Cineworld Group, the second largest theater chain in the world. Spyglass counts such movies in its library as Inglourious Basterds, The Upside, The King's Speech, The Artist, among many others.

Ortega is represented by CAA, Gilbertson Entertainment, and Jeff Hynick at Jackoway Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.

May 10, 2022

'Scream 6': Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega Set to Return

'Scream 6': Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega Set to Return
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February 15, 2022

'Bloom County' Animated Series Based On Berkeley Breathed Comic Strip In The Works At Fox

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February 3, 2022

'Scream' Sequel Moving Forward At Paramount And Spyglass

Following the box-office success of the latest installment, Spyglass Entertainment and Paramount Pictures have given the greenlight to move forward with the next installment of Scream. Returning for the next film are directors Radio Silence with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett at the helm and James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick 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.

October 25, 2021

STX Takes Global On Melissa Barrera Thriller 'Bed Rest' From Lori Evans Taylor

EXCLUSIVE: STXfilms has acquired worldwide rights to Bed Rest, a supernatural thriller to star In the Heights' Melissa Barrera for writer-director Lori Evans Taylor, who will make her directorial debut.