It’s officially Neve Campbell will not be reprising her role as Sidney Prescott in Paramount/Spyglass Media’s Scream 6.
Yesterday we reported that during the annual Monsterpalooza American multigenre convention news emerged online regarding Neve Campbell‘s involvement or lack of.
Several attendees have posted online that Campbell has stated she will not be involved in the upcoming Scream 6 after reading the script as it “it didn’t do Sidney justice”.
In a statement made today Campbell said:
“Sadly I won’t be making the next Scream film. As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream.
I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise. It’s been a very difficult decision to move on. To all my Scream fans, I love you. You’ve always been so incredibly supportive to me. I’m forever grateful to you and to what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years.”
Campbell rose to international prominence for starring as Sidney Prescott in Wes Craven‘s slasher film Scream (1996), which emerged as a critical and commercial success—the highest grossing slasher film for over 20 years, it obtained a cult following and spawned the Scream franchise, where she reprised the character in the series’ second (1997), third (2000), fourth (2011) and fifth (2022) installments; although critical reception has varied with each film, Campbell has consistently earned praise for her work, and is one of the genre’s highest-grossing and acclaimed heroines of all time.
Several cast members from Scream (2022) are also set to return Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega will reprise their roles for the next movie.
Dermot Mulroney is the latest cast member to sign on. Mulroney, is said to be playing a cop in the movie.
Plot details are being kept under the cloak but the companies said the new feature “continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are returning to direct the franchise’s next installment, while James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick are back on scripting duties. Vanderbilt will also serve as a producer on Scream 6 with Paul Neinstein and William Sherak. Kevin Williamson is executive producing alongside Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, and Chad Villella.
Fans can expect the next Scream to release in theatres worldwide on March 31, 2023.