Ensemble Cast Continues To Swell For ‘Scream 5’

It’s reached the point with Scream 5 that you really can’t tell the players without a scorecard.

Hot on the heels of the highly anticipated announcement of Neve Campbell returning to her iconic role as Sidney Prescott–as reported here yesterday in Horror News Network–several other actors have signed on to flesh out the ensemble cast, according to comingsoon.net.

The new additions include Mason Gooding (LoveVictor), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), Mikey Madison (Better Things) and Marley Shelton–who returns from Scream 4.

Those cast members join three returning Scream veterans–Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox–as well as newcomers Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega.

It looks like Ghostface will have his hands full in this Scream installment, which reportedly will follow “a woman returning to her hometown to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.”

Scream 5–set for a Jan. 14, 2022 release from Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures–is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from Radio Silence, with a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.

Franchise creator Kevin Williamson and Chad Villela will serve as executive producers, with Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak as producers.

The original 1996 Scream film–directed by horror master Wes Craven–was a surprise hit that spawned three sequels and a popular MTV series. The franchise has proved to be a box office heavyweight, grossing $600 million worldwide.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional updates on casting and production schedules for Scream 5.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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