Andrew Fiske Cast in ‘Scream’ Reboot (VARIETY EXCLUSIVE)
Scream 5 will feature original stars David Arquette and Courteney Cox, along with newly-announced Andrew Fiske, Evan Engelson & Sonia Ammar.
By Laura Rubin
SEPT 18, 2020
Andrew Fiske has been cast in Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media’s “Scream” reboot.
In the relaunch of the slasher film, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are reprising their roles as news reporter Gale Weathers and sheriff Dewey Riley. It’s unclear who Fiske will play in the movie.
“Ready or Not” filmmakers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are directing the new “Scream” from a script by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. The cast also includes Melissa Barrera (“Vida,” “In the Heights”) and Jenna Ortega (“You,” “Jane the Virgin”).
The studio expects filming to begin later this year in Wilmington, N.C. Paramount recently announced that “Scream” will debut in theaters over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend on Jan. 14, 2022.
The original “Scream” premiered in 1996 and starred Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a high school student who becomes the target of a mysterious killer who dresses in a “Ghostface” Halloween costume. The well-reviewed movie ended its box office run with a robust $173 million globally, solidifying its place as the highest-grossing slasher film until the release of “Halloween” with Jamie Lee Curtis in 2018. The commercial triumph of “Scream” spawned three sequels, which were released to varying degrees of success. The franchise has grossed over $600 million worldwide combined.
Creator Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak serving as producer
Fiske's film "The Devil All The Time" was recently released on Netflix. His credits also include the Oscar-nominated "Whiplash" the independent drama “We Need To Talk About Kevin” and "American Animals."