Is it really a “Scream” movie without Sidney Prescott?! Neve Campbell has been confirmed to reprise her role as Sidney for the Paramount-Spyglass “Scream” revival. Campbell played the character in all 4 of Wes Craven’s “Scream” films.
She joins previously announced “Scream” gang David Arquette and Courteney Cox as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, and new cast members Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega.
Production is planned to shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina for a January 14, 2022 theatrical release.
The new “Scream” is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.
Radio Silence said in a statement today: “We’re pinching ourselves! It’s hard to express how much the character Sidney Prescott shaped our love of movies and to have the chance to work with Neve is truly a dream come true. It just wouldn’t be a Scream movie without Neve and we’re so excited and honored to join her in Woodsboro.”
Campbell has stated: “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. I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting!