Spyglass Media and Paramount Footage introduced Wednesday that Panettiere will seem within the upcoming sixth film, reprising her function from 2011’s “Scream 4,” the place she performed Kirby Reed, a Woodsboro Excessive College scholar and horror fanatic, who finally survived that film’s Ghostface killer.
Information of the fan-favorite character’s return comes after Spyglass and Paramount confirmed that 4 survivors from final 12 months’s “Scream” would additionally return for the brand new film. Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera star as sisters Tara and Sam Carpenter, respectively. Barrera’s character is revealed to be the organic daughter of Billy Loomis (the unique “Scream” killer performed by Skeet Ulrich). Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy Brown are twin siblings Chad and Mindy Meeks-Martin (the nephew and niece of Jamie Kennedy’s unique “Scream” character Randy Meeks).
The brand new film follows the quartet as they depart Woodsboro behind and try to begin a contemporary chapter, however with particulars across the movie’s plot stored below wraps, it’s unclear precisely how Kirby suits into the image. Principal images is slated to start in early summer time, with the yet-to-be-titled film set for theatrical launch on March 31, 2023.
The sixth “Scream” film shall be helmed by the filmmaking staff behind the fifth installment, with Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directing, and James Vanderbilt and Man Busick co-writing the screenplay.
Venture X Leisure’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak function producers on the brand new challenge, with unique “Scream” screenwriter Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella (the third member of Radio Silence) govt producing alongside Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena.
With a profession spanning greater than 25 years, Panettiere is greatest identified for starring in hit exhibits like NBC’s “Heroes” (NBC) and movies, together with “Keep in mind the Titans” (reverse Denzel Washington), “Custody” (with Viola Davis), “I Love You Beth Cooper,” “Carry It On: All or Nothing,” and “Ice Princess.” Panettiere’s return to the “Scream” franchise marks her first main performing gig since starring in ABC’s “Nashville” from 2012-2018.
Panettiere is repped by Mainstay Leisure. The Hollywood Reporter first reported information of the actor’s involvement within the film.