That scream you just heard may have been from Ghostface himself. The list of his potential adversaries is Scream 5 just grew by one, as Jack Quaid has signed on for the next bloody installment in the film series.
Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures–the studios behind the latest entry in the popular Scream franchise–this week announced the newest addition to the cast, which has been fleshing out nicely lately, as reported by Variety.
Quaid–arguably best known for his work on Amazon’s The Boys and The Hunger Games–reportedly is on board in a mystery role. Taking to Twitter, the actor confirmed the news with a tongue-in-cheek post. “Hey, maybe my next project will involve less blood,” he wrote. Oh wait…so excited to join the Scream family!”
Plot details for the next Scream movie–set to debut Jan. 14, 2022–are as scarce as hen’s teeth, so there’s no telling what sort of role Quaid will play. But, he certainly will interact with at least two returning cast members and two new members of the Scream entourage.
Back in May, as reported here in Horror News Network, David Arquette agreed to reprise his Dewey Riley character, and then, in July, Courtney Cox signed on to once again play Gail Weathers. In addition, last month saw Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega join the ensemble.
The only piece remaining in this puzzle–and it’s an important piece–is Neve Campbell, who portrayed Ghostface’s main attraction Sidney Prescott in the four previous Scream films. Nothing concrete has been announced there, but Campbell has been in talks to return to the franchise.
The movie–set to start shooting in Wilmington, N.C. this fall–is directed by the Radio Silence duo of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillette from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Castle Rock).
The four-film Scream franchise–which started with director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson back in 1996–has been a box office giant, grossing more than $600 million worldwide.
Keep reading Horror News Network for additional updates on casting and production schedules for Scream 5.