Neve Campbell has signed on to reprise her iconic role as Sidney Prescott from the preceding four films in the ‘Scream’ franchise.
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”).
Campbell said, “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.”
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct the latest instalment to the franchise. James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick have penned the screenplay. 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.
‘Scream’ is a long-running genre-busting horror franchise which generated four feature films including ‘Scream’ (1996), ‘Scream 2’ (1997), ‘Scream 3”'(2000) and ‘Scream 4’ (2011). Directed by famed “maestro of horror,” the late Wes Craven, the films went on to gross more than $600 million in worldwide box office receipts. Williamson wrote the original film as well as “Scream 2” and “Scream 4.”
Production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Spyglass and Paramount Pictures will release the film worldwide on January 14, 2022.
Campbell is well-known for playing Julia Salinger in the hit series ‘Party of Five’ and held prominent roles in such films as ‘The Craft,’ and ‘Three to Tango.’ Up next, Campbell will star in the inspiring film ‘Clouds,’ based on the life of Zach Sobiech and book by Laura Sobiech ‘Fly A Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way,’ which debuts on Disney+ this autumn.