Neve Campbell returns as Sidney Prescott in new Scream movie

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  • Neve Campbell will reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the new Scream movie.
  • David Arquette and Courteney Cox will return with Jack Quaid and Melissa Barrera, and Jenna Ortega will also join the cast.
  • The movie is set to be released in January 2022.

Neve Campbell will return for the fifth instalment in the Scream movie franchise.

The actress announced the news on Instagram alongside a video she wrote: "Hello again, Sidney… #ImBack @ScreamMovies."


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The 45-year-old who played the lead role in the previous films joins fellow veterans David Arquette and Courteney Cox as well as Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega.

The movie will be filmed in Wilmington North Carolina and is set to be released on 14 January 2022.

It is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet of Radio Silence (Ready or Not), a trio of filmmakers-based in Los Angeles, with a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery) and Guy Busick (Castle Rock).

The group said in a statement: "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 honoured to join her in Woodsboro."

Neve added: "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."

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Source: Spyglass Media/Paramount Pictures)

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