With filming set to begin at the end of June, Weinsteinâs Dimension Films is furiously putting its Scream 4 cast together. Young upstart Emma Roberts is set to join the ensemble team of Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell. And while the script from Kevin Williamson is being kept under wraps, sources tell EW.com that Roberts is expected to play Jill, one of the filmâs primary heroines. Scream 4 returns to Woodsboro, the home of Sidney Prescott (Campbell). And Roberts will play a role similar to Campbellâs star-turning one in the original.
âIâm so excited to be part of this ground-breaking franchise,â says Roberts, whoâs best known for playing Nancy Drew and last yearâs Hotel for Dogs. âItâs the perfect opportunity for me to do something completely different than Iâve ever done before.â Producer Wes Craven adds, âEmmaâs talent, beauty, and range will add immensely to the sophistication, intensity, and fun of the Scream franchise as it returns to the screen once more.â
The three Scream movies has generated close to $300 million domestically. This latest iteration will shoot in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan beginning June 28.