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Hayden Panettiere also up for a role

21 May 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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Wes Craven and the Dimension Films team have started reaching out to young talent to join the cast of Scream 4.Twilight’s Ashley Greene, Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin have all been offered roles, while Lake Bell is already in negotiations.

If they all sign, they’ll be joining returning regular stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who are ready to show up, albeit in a slightly more limited capacity as they pass the torch on to the new cast.

Greene is wanted to play Jill, Campbell’s cousin and the heroine of the piece, while Panettiere would be her best pal, a big film nerd (always a requirement for the terminally self-aware slasher series). Culkin, meanwhile is being lined up as a guy competing for Greene’s love.

Bell, last seen in It’s Complicated, is likely to appear as a police officer who has a history with Campbell’s Sidney Prescott.

Director Craven and writer Kevin Williamson are apparently trying to keep the new script’s secrets away from the prying eyes of the Magical Internet, and part of the secrecy involves only giving actors and their agents the most basic character descriptions, according to the Heat Vision Blog.

The shoot is planned to kick off this July in Michigan, which has apparently offered up some killer tax incentives. They're slashing the cost of filmmaking! It's really criminal.

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RE: Ashley Greene Offered Scream 4's Lead
Nah I wouldnt say it's that simple. The character is described as the lead but it doesnt make it so. Only sides have been sent out and Williamson likes to shock so I still think anyone could bite the dust. I agree with above though, sadly it's not looking good for Gale. I think if anyone goes out of the original trio it will be her first. Shame as she's my fave character!! More

Posted by The REAL Bozz at 09:44 on 24 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Ashley Greene Offered Scream 4's Lead
As long as two of the three originals stay to make the second movie, I'd be happy. I would HATE to see Gail Weathers get killed off, and would rather see the back of Dewey who wasn't originally meant to make the first sequel!   Regarding the new castings - it would be nice to see something a little more self referential in future castings...Anna Faris would be a great idea for her role in the Scary Movie series...  More

Posted by britishlad1981 at 09:20 on 24 May 2010 | Report This Post

this should be interesting..... More

Posted by Smokinator at 21:55 on 22 May 2010 | Report This Post

What's the point in hiding the script etc when a simple article like this speaks volumes of who'se gonna get killed off and how soon. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 20:17 on 21 May 2010 | Report This Post

The cheerleader from Heroes playing a film nerd? I'll believe it when I see it. More

Posted by Cinema_Junkie at 19:14 on 21 May 2010 | Report This Post

So then....
... that'll be Sidney Prescott for the chop. Way to piss all over the first three. More

Posted by andyswright at 11:10 on 21 May 2010 | Report This Post

Modern horror movies must have a young hot lead actress...... More

Posted by trask at 06:10 on 21 May 2010 | Report This Post

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