Hayden Panettiere to reprise his role as Kirby Reid in Scream 6

Hayden Panettiere will be featured in Scream 6. (Photo credit: Twitter @TheScreamSeries)

Hayden Panettiere will be featured in Scream 6. (Photo credit: Twitter @TheScreamSeries)

Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures made the announcement on Wednesday Hayden Panettiere Scream will return to the franchise. The actor will once again play the role of Kirby Reid, a Woodsboro high school student and horror fan from the fourth installment of the franchise. Panettiere’s character continues to survive the ghostface killer in the film series.

The studio recently confirmed that the four survivors of last year’s scream will be reunited for the upcoming installment. Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera star as sisters Tara and Sam Carpenter, respectively. According to a report by Variety, Barrera’s character was revealed to be the biological daughter of the real killer, Billy Loomis, who played Skeet.

The plot of the upcoming movie sees the characters start a new chapter and leave Woodsboro. More details about Panettiere’s role are now covered. The as yet untitled film will be released in theaters on March 31, 2023.

This will be the sixth film in the franchise to be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillette. James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick co-wrote the screenplay.

Vanderbilt, Paul Nainstein and William Sherak of Project Excise Entertainment will be part of the film’s production team. Kevin Williamson, who co-wrote the film 25 years ago and created the franchise, will return as executive producer alongside Radio Silence member Chad Villella, Gary Barber of SpyGlass and Peter Oylattagure.

“Works with an amazing and talented family of creators – and in the Wes lineage. [Craven] And Kevin attended [Williamson] Very skillfully crafted – a lifetime of excitement, and we’re excited to bring the next chapter of the Scream Saga to life, “Radio Silence said in an earlier statement announcing the production of the Scream 6.

The Scream Cream franchise first appeared in 1996 with Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette. The first four films of the franchise were directed by Wes Craven, who died in 2015. The franchise is still known today as the most successful and popular slasher film series. The 1996 debut film grossed $ 173 million at the box office, setting a record for the highest grossing horror film until its Halloween release in 2018.

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