Heather-Locklear-and-Ashley-Tisdale-in-Scary-Movie-5Scary Movie 5 marks the first film in the franchise that won’t see Anna Faris starring in the lead. I still can’t quite picture a film in the series without her, but that’s what we have coming our way next year. And leading in her place will be Ashley Tisdale, best known for her role as Sharpay in the High School Musical films.

We got our first look at Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in the film back in September, showing us Lohan’s cameo as herself, and now the first image of Tisdale in the lead has debuted online.

“Snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed French dance company director Pierre is putting on a new production. Jody, a Caucasian late-20s mother of two and her late-20s African American friend Kendra are both vying for the lead in the production. Jody’s extremely controlling former dancer mother is determined that Jody will have the brilliant career that eluded her. The highly skilled mid-30s Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry, gets cut from the production and goes berserk.”

Starring alongside Tisdale, Sheen, and Lohan will be Terry Crews, Simon Rex, Erica Ash, Heather Locklear, Molly Shannon, and Mike Tyson.

Malcolm D. Lee (Soul Men) is behind the camera, directing from a script by David Zucker (Airplane!, BASEketball) and Pat Proft (The Naked Gun, Police Academy).

Scary Movie 5 will be hitting theatres in the US and UK on 12th April, 2013. With a bit of luck, we should be seeing the first trailer land online soon, too, to give us a taste of what we can expect from a Scary Movie film without Anna Faris. For now, here’s the first image of Tisdale in the lead, which you can click through to enlarge.