Neve Campbell In Talks To Star In ‘Scream 5’

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Neve Campbell has talked to producers about starring in a fifth installment of the Scream franchise once again as Sydney Prescott. The franchise started in 1996 and was created by the late Wes Craven. The meta approach to horror became a genre unto itself, making the film an instant horror classic.


Throughout the Scream franchise, Ghostface has been played by different actors and different characters, but the one constant throughout each story is Sydney Prescott. Now, Campbell is looking to resume that role:

“We’re having conversations. I have been approached about it,” Campbell told Rotten Tomatoes in an interview. “The timing’s a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out… We’re negotiating, so we’ll see.”

If Scream 5 does happen, it will be directed by Ready or Not helmers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Campbell has said in the past that she had written off starring in another Scream film without Wes Craven at the helm, but after talking to Olpin and Gillett, they have decided that Scream 5 could be a great way to honor his memory.

We will keep you posted when we get more updates on Scream 5. Do you think they should make one more? Let us know in the comments!

About Tim Miller

Tim Miller is a horror author with over 40 books in print in the U.S. and Germany. He lives in Texas which provides him lots of scary locations and ideas to pass on to his readers. His trusty sidekick, a chihuahua named Sancho, sits by his side and supervises his writing activities.

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