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Neve Campbell Talks Scream 7 Return, Kevin Williamson Directing

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Neve Campbell Talks Scream 7 Return, Kevin Williamson Directing

The upcoming Scream 7 will feature a revamped cast following the departure of Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, Neve Campbell is set to return after missing Scream 7.

While Campbell appeared in 2022’s Scream along with franchise mainstays Courtney Cox and David Arquette, she wasn’t in 2023’s Scream VI due to a pay dispute between her and Paramount Pictures.

Speaking to People, Campbell said she missed not being in the franchise, and is happy to be back.

“Those movies have been such a big part of my life and it means so much to me, and I was sad to miss the last one, to not be a part of it,” Campbell said. “I was really grateful that they came back to me in a respectful way. I think that means a lot to women and to society. I’m grateful to be able to step in into Sidney’s shoes again and tell her story.”

Campbell also praised Kevin Williamson, who wrote the original Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 4, and will be returning to direct Scream 7.

“I’m really excited that Kevin Williamson is going to direct,” said Campbell. “I think he’s been wanting to do it for years and he deserves it. This is his baby. He’s going to do a phenomenal job.”

The road to Scream 7 has been controversial

Earlier this year, Spyglass Media Group fired Melissa Barrera from the franchise for speaking out against the Israel and Palestine conflict. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Barrera recalled what a tough time it was in the moment.

“It’s definitely hard, because I was just in such a cloudy state of mind, but I was very fortunate,” said Barrera. “I had a lot of support from the people around me: my team and specifically my publicists — they just carried me.”

Shortly after Barrera was fired, Jenna Ortega also dropped out of Scream 7 before Christopher Landon announced he’d no longer be directing the film in December 2023.

“It was a dream job that turned into a nightmare,” Landon said on X at the time. “And my heart did break for everyone involved. Everyone. But it’s time to move on. I have nothing more to add to the conversation other than I hope Wes’ legacy thrives and lifts above the din of a divided world. What he and Kevin created is something amazing, and I was honored to have even the briefest moment basking in their glow.”

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