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Kirby Reed Is Back! Hayden Panettiere Returns For Next Installment Of 'Scream'

Images c/o Dimension Films
Images c/o Dimension Films

Hayden Panettiere will make her return to the big screen as “Kirby Reed,” reprising her role from Scream 4 (2011), it was announced today by Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures. Panettiere joins previously announced returning cast members Melissa Barrera (“Sam,”) Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy,”) Mason Gooding (“Chad,”) and Jenna Ortega (“Tara”). Principal photography is slated to start this summer.

Panettiere is well-known for her roles on the hit television series Heroes (NBC) and Nashville (ABC) and starring in such films as Custody alongside Viola Davis, The Forger, with Josh Hutcherson and Remember the Titans opposite Denzel Washington. Panettiere’s other major film credits include I Love You Beth Cooper, Bring It On: All or Nothing, and Ice Princess.

The ”Scream” saga continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.

Images c/o Dimension Films
Images c/o Dimension Films

After celebrating the franchise’s 25th Anniversary, SCREAM [2022] earned a “Certified Fresh” score from Rotten Tomatoes, and went on to gross more than $140 million in worldwide box office, to date. Directed by Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett and written by Vanderbilt & Busick from characters created by Williamson, the horror film’s cast included: Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sonia Ammar, with Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell. Project X’s Vanderbilt, Neinstein, and Sherak served as producers alongside executive producers Williamson, Villella, Barber, Oillataguerre, Lynch, Konrad and Maddalena. SCREAM 2022 is available now on Digital, 4k Ultra HD, and Blu-ray and is currently streaming on Paramount +.

SCREAM is a long-running genre busting horror franchise, which previously generated four feature films including Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997), Scream 3, (2000), and Scream 4 (2011), directed by famed "maestro of horror," the late Wes Craven. Scream 1-4 went on to gross more than $600 million in worldwide box office receipts. Williamson wrote the original film as well as Scream 2 and Scream 4.


Spyglass Media Group, LLC is a global premium content company, led by Gary Barber, focused on developing, producing, financing and distributing motion pictures and television programming across all platforms for worldwide audiences. The company also has strategic backing from Lantern Capital Partners, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., Eagle Pictures and Cineworld Group.

About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.


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