Script Troubles and More Cast for Scream 4
07.03.10 by Ryan
Scream 4 is currently shooting in Michigan, where the movie is reportedly experiencing script issues. According to Zap2It, script changes are frustrating the cast, particularly Hayden Panettiere, who is "beyond frustrated with the changes" since her formerly "really sharp" role has been "dumbed down significantly." Lauren Graham, once attached to the movie, left after her role was reduced to almost nothing.
Accusing eyes would normally target Scream co-creator and Scream 4 screenwriter Kevin Williamson, however, the report indicates that Williamson has left the project, and Ehren Kruger, screenwriter for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is currently in charge of the script. Now the frustration makes sense.
The Zap2It piece ended by accusing Wes Craven of letting the script situation get out of hand, so the director took to his Twitter page to address the situation.
@Zap2it I have not been given control of the script. #SCREAM4
The bodies are also piling up for Scream 4, which finally has its first victim. After yesterday's announcement that Adam Brody, Marley Shelton, and Erik Knudsen have joined the cast of the upcoming sequel, Dimension is sending word on the rest of the cast. The Wrap reports that Alison Brie, Mary McDonnell, Anthony Anderson, and Marielle Jaffe are the latest additions to join Emma Roberts, Neve Campbell, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Courtney Cox Arquette, and David Arquette in the anticipated sequel.
Community's Brie will play Campbell's personal assistant, who is jealous of her fame and fortune. What roles the rest of the newly announced cast will play is unknown, though it is assumed that they will either add to the body count or be responsible for it.