Enough time has passed for us to forget the slightly poor note the first Scream trilogy ended on to gear up for a trio of films to pass through the green light and with Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson back on board to plunge another band of pretty teens headlong into a splatter fest, casting has begun.
Today we learned that Emma Roberts has been cast in the film, and is expected to play the character of Jill, our main character in the same way as Neve Campbell, who was subsequently catapulted against the wall of fame, took the role in the first Scream movie.
EW grabbed these quotes,
“I’m so excited to be part of this ground-breaking franchise,” says Roberts, who’s best known for playing Nancy Drew and last year’s Hotel for Dogs. “It’s the perfect opportunity for me to do something completely different than I’ve ever done before.”
Director/producer Wes Craven adds, “Emma’s talent, beauty, and range will add immensely to the sophistication, intensity, and fun of the Scream franchise as it returns to the screen once more.”
The trio of Campbell, Courtney Cox-Arquette and David Arquette are set to return, but I wonder how long they’ll last – pre titles slaughter anyone?