Neve Campbell confirms exit from Scream franchise over pay

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Neve Campbell has officially confirmed that she won’t be returning for the sixth instalment of the slasher franchise.

Things may not be going as smoothly as they seem in the world of Scream.

Neve Campbell, who shot to fame playing Sidney Prescott in the 1996 original and every film since, said in a statement to Deadline that “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”.

The news comes on the same day it was confirmed that My Best Friend’s Wedding star Dermot Mulroney has signed on to the film. All we know so far is that he is playing a police officer. Whether he is on the side of good or Ghostface, we shall have to wait and see.

It was recently announced that Hayden Panettiere will reprise her role as Kirby Reed from Scream 4, alongside Scream 5 cast members Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega.

The creative team from that film is also returning, with co-directors Tyler Gillet and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin working from a screenplay by writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.

Scream 6 will arrive in cinemas on 31st March 2023.


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