Cue Ghostface! Not only is the next Scream installment lining up a slew of new and returning cast members, but now all those actors will have something to do in the next couple of weeks.
Scream 5–helmed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett instead of the late, great Wes Craven–will start production in Wilmington, N.C. by the end of the month, according to Variety. Craven, who passed away in 2015, directed the first four films in the successful franchise.
And, in other news, it was reported that French-Arab model and actor Sonia Ammar has joined the growing cast, which also includes–as reported here in Horror News Network–the returning Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Marley Shelton, as well as newcomers Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison, Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega.
Scream 5–scheduled to hit theaters Jan. 14, 2022–comes to the big screen from Spyglass Media, which acquired the rights to the franchise last year, and Paramount Pictures.
The Scream 5 screenplay was penned by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Castle Rock), with Chad Villella and Kevin Williamson (who wrote the original 1996 Scream) on board as executive producers. While plot details have been hard to come by, it was reported that the film will follow a woman who returns to her hometown “to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.”
The Scream franchise–which has (until now) run through 2011’s Scream 4–has been a huge hit with horror fans and a box office sensation, grossing more than $600 million worldwide.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on scheduling or cast additions to Scream 5.