The Scream family just got a little bit bigger. Melissa Barrera, best known for her starring role in Vida, has joined the all-star cast of the fifth Scream installment. Audiences will see a lot of this Mexican actress in 2021 when Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights adaptation hits big screens.
UPDATE: Jenna Ortega, known for shows like Jane the Virgin & You as well as movies like Insidious Chapter 2 and Iron Man 3, has also been cast in an unknown role for the film.
Ghostface fans rejoiced earlier this month when Courtney Cox announced her return to the horror franchise. Courtney and Melissa join David Arquette as the flick’s only confirmed cast members. Neve Campbell shared in May that she was in talks to reprise her own role in the long-running film series. David, Neve, and Courtney starred in the first Scream film in 1996. Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (last year’s Ready or Not) will helm the project.
UPDATE: The killer thriller has been postponed to release in January 2022.