Neve Campbell is Back as Sidney Prescott in Spyglass and Paramount's 'Scream' Relaunch!
It's not a Scream movie without Neve Campbell and we're excited to exclusively report today that the actress has signed on to reprise her iconic role as Sidney Prescott in Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures' upcoming relaunch of the Scream film franchise!
Campbell, of course, played the franchise's leading lady in all four of Wes Craven's Scream movies, and it'd be downright impossible to imagine Ghostface's return without her.
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").
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).
Radio Silence said in a statement today, "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."
Neve Campbell herself gave her blessing to the project: "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."
The production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Franchise 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.
Spyglass and Paramount Pictures will release the film worldwide on January 14, 2022.
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