There is yet more Scream casting news this weeks, with Variety reporting that Sonia Ammar, an up-and-coming singer, model and actor, is the latest to join the expanding roster for the upcoming fifth instalment in the Scream franchise – which will mark the 21 year-old’s first significant part in a feature film.
The site is also reporting that Spyglass and Paramount’s relaunch of the film franchise is set to begin filming this month in Wilmington, North Carolina, with the studio aiming for a January 14th, 2022 release.
Sonia Ammar will be joining the cast which includes Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, David Arquette as Dewey Riley, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, Jenna Ortega (You, Jane the Virgin), Melissa Barrera (In the Heights), Jack Quaid (The Boys), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Mason Gooding (Love, Victor), Mikey Madison (Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), and Marley Shelton reprising her Scream 4 role as Deputy Judy Hicks.
Scream 5 is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock). The original writer of Scream, Kevin Williamson, will be returning as an executive producer alongside the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella.