The original queen of the “Scream” franchise is returning as Neve Campbell has officially signed on for the upcoming sequel…
Sidney Prescott will return.
On Thursday, Neve Campbell officially signed on to reprise her famous role for the upcoming “Scream 5” sequel that will reunite her with original cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox, who previously inked deals to return to the horror franchise.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the directors behind the recent surprise horror-comedy hit “Ready or Not” are taking over the franchise from the late great Wes Craven, who helmed all four previous “Scream” movies. James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick are co-writing the screenplay. Both the writers and directors comprise a group known as Radio Silence, who will ultimately bring the “Scream” franchise back to life after the last sequel was released in 2011.
“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,” Campbell said in a statement.
“I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
In addition to Campbell returning to play Sidney Prescott, several new cast members were also confirmed for “Scream 5” on Thursday.
Dylan Minnette (“13 Reasons Why”), Mason Gooding (“Booksmart”), Mikey Madison (“Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”) Kyle Gallner (“Outsiders”) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (“The Leftovers”) have also been confirmed for “Scream 5.”
Details surrounding the plot for “Scream 5” are being kept under wraps but production on the film is expected to start later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina. The movie will be released on Jan 14, 2022.