Neve Campbell in Talks to Join Cast of 'Scream 5'

She hopes to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott

BY Allie GregoryPublished May 7, 2020

Neve Campbell is in talks about reviving her role as Sidney Prescott for the forthcoming fifth instalment of Scream.

In a new interview with Rotten Tomatoes, the Canadian-born actor revealed that she was approached earlier this year about her possible return to the franchise. Scream 5 is due to hit theatres sometime in 2021. 

"We're having conversations — I have been approached about it," Campbell told Rotten Tomatoes. "The timing's a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it's going to take some time to figure out how it's all going to work out…. We're negotiating, so we'll see."

She added: "I'm so grateful for these films… I love Sidney Prescott. It's always fun for me to step back in her shoes, and it's always fun for me to see the cast come back and make one of these films again and try to make another good one."

In addition to Campbell's involvement, last year, franchise co-star David Arquette told Movieweb that he would be on board to return to the Scream family as long as they'll have him.

"I don't know if our characters are going to be involved. It'd be nice," he said of his hopeful return. "It would be exciting to be a part of it. It'll be sad that Wes [Craven] isn't there but I would love to see his legacy continue and the great projects and films that he was a part of [have] an afterlife, and continue what he started."

The film will mark the first instalment in the franchise since its creator, Wes Craven, passed away back in 2015. The most recent instalment was 2011's Scream 4.

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