Jack Quaid has been cast in Paramount and Spyglass Media’s “Scream” reboot.
In the relaunch, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are reprising their roles as news reporter Gale Weathers and sheriff Dewey Riley. It’s unclear who Quaid will play in the movie. “Ready or Not” filmmakers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are directing the new “Scream” from a script by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.
The studio expects filming to begin later this year in Wilmington, N.C. Paramount recently announced “Scream” will debut in theaters Jan. 14, 2022. The cast also includes Melissa Barrera (“Vida,” “In the Heights”) and Jenna Ortega (“You,” “Jane the Virgin”).
The original “Scream” premiered in 1996 and starred Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a high school student who becomes the target of a mysterious killer who dresses in a “Ghostface” Halloween costume. After its box office success, “Scream” sparked three sequels. Combined, the four film franchise grossed $608 million worldwide.
Creator Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak serving as producers.
Quaid currently stars in Amazon’s series “The Boys.” His credits also include the independent comedy “Plus” and the first two “Hunger Games” films.
Quaid is represented by United Talent Agency, Anonymous Content and Viewpoint.
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