Neve Campbell Signs On for 'Scream' Relaunch
Neve Campbell is officially back for the Scream reboot.
After months of courting and negotiations, Campbell has signed on to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the new horror thriller from Spyglass Media and Paramount that is intended to relaunch the franchise.
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Campbell joins previously announced returning 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).
The production will shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Spyglass and Paramount Pictures will release the film worldwide on Jan. 14, 2022.
Radio Silence, the directing team of Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Ready or Not), said in a statement, “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."
Campbell credited the directors with their ambition to respect the work of Wes Craven, who directed the original four installments of the popular movies series, as a reason for returning. “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.”
Woodsboro is the town in which the Scream stories take place, all featuring a masked killer known as Ghostface. Campbell had her big-screen breakout playing the victim-survivor-heroine in 1996’s Scream, headlining the other installments, 1997’s Scream 2, 2000’s Scream 3, and the 2011 relaunch, Scream 4.
The new project has a script bv James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not). 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.
Campbell next appears in Clouds, an inspirational drama 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 fall. Other recent credits include House of Cards and Dwayne Johnson action flick Skyscraper.
She is repped by CAA, Mosaic and Jackoway Austen.
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