Dermot Mulroney has signed up to be a potential new target in the sixth instalment of the ‘Scream’ franchise.

Mulroney is said to be playing a cop in the sequel which is due to commence filming this summer.

Plot details are currently being kept deep under the mask of the Ghostface killer but vague details have emerged that the story will continue with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.

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Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega are among those returning to once again face the blade of the killer known as Ghostface, with Hayden Panettiere, who was one of the stars of 2011’s ‘Scream 4’, returning to the slasher movie series to reprise her character.

James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick return as writers while Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, return as directors.

Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are serving as producers. Original ‘Scream’ scribe Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella are executive producing alongside Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena.