Dermot Mulroney is jumping into the Ghostface saga with both feet.
Mulroney–perhaps best known to genre fans for his roles in Insidious: Chapter 3 and USA’s The Purge–is one of the newcomers to the Scream film franchise, and this week he shed some light on his character (and his motivation) in the sixth installment slated for a March 31, 2023 release.
The actor–during an interview with Screen Rant–said he had prepared for his role by watching Scream 4 and Scream 5, adding that “they’re great movies–it’s so fun. I’m really thrilled to throw down with this great cast. I’m thrilled to join up, and we’re shooting as we speak.”
Mulroney confirmed that he will play a police officer in Scream 6, and went so far as to say that his daughter “is one of the victims. So that’s what draws me into the story–strong family ties.”
Mulroney is joined in the cast by returning stars Courteney Cox, Hayden Panettiere, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega–along with fellow newbies Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra, Henry Czerny, Samara Weaving and Tony Revolori.
The one huge hole in the cast is Neve Campbell, who turned down an offer to reprise her long-running role as Sidney Prescott.
Scream 6 will be helmed by the directing duo of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who will work from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.
The film “will follow the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter,” according to the logline. It’s reported that their destination will be the bright lights of New York City–and another bloody run-in with the masked slasher.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Scream 6.