The Hollywood Reporter reports that Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of Scream 6 (unofficial title), which will begin shooting in the summer: the American actor will play a policeman, a job not exactly lucky in this saga. This is the first new face for the sequel.
Dermot Mulroney is obviously known for My Best Friend’s Wedding, Zodiac, J. Edgar, Stoker and many other movies or TV series. He most recently appeared in Hanna and the horror film Umma , but will also soon be on Marvel Studios ‘ Secret Invasion series .
The information on the plot is very scarce: for the moment, we only know that the story “will continue with the four survivors of the Ghostface murders leaving Woodsboro behind and starting a new chapter in their lives”. It is therefore possible that the film will not take place in the original town, like Scream 2 and Scream 3 , both of which are set elsewhere. The director will return Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett , who made themselves known with Till death do us part .
We will keep you posted.
Cast includes Neve Campbell ( Sidney Prescott ), Courteney Cox ( Gale Weathers ), Melissa Barrera ( Sam Carpenter , Jenna Ortega ( Tara Carpenter ), Mason Gooding ( Chad Meeks-Martin ), Jasmin Savoy Brown ( Mindy Meeks-Martin ), Hayden Baker (Kirby Reed) and Dermot Mulroney .
The script is again the work of James Vanderbilt ( Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man ) and Guy Busick ( Till Death Do Us Part, Castle Rock ).
Scream in cinema and on TV
The saga has so far five cinematic chapters: the first four were directed by Wes Craven , while the scripts are almost all by Kevin Williamson (the creator of Dawson’s Creek ), apart from the third film, written by Ehren Kruger instead . The fifth chapter was instead directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett .
The franchise moved to the small screen in 2015, in an MTV series that lasted two seasons. A third season – actually unrelated to the previous two – aired in 2019 on VH1.