Dermot Mulroney ‘will play a cop’ alongside Courtney Cox and Hayden Panettiere in the newest installment of Scream
Dermot Mulroney has signed on to star in the next Scream movie.
The 58-year-old My Best Friend’s Wedding star has been named as the latest addition to the sixth installment of the horror franchise that is being helmed by directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett – who took over from Wes Craven, who passed away, aged 76, from a brain tumor in 2015 – and writers Guy Busick and James Vanderbilt.
The role of the 58-year-old actor is being mainly kept top secret, but The Hollywood Reporter says his character will be a police officer.
Welcome to Scream! Dermot Mulroney, 58, will be playing the role of a cop in the new Scream 6 sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has claimed
This movie franchise won’t stop! The last Scream movie starred Neve Campbell
Other plot details are tight-lipped too with the only snippet being given that those left will ‘leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter,’ according to a synopsis.
Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Jenna Ortega are also all confirmed to reprise their roles after making their Scream debut in the 2022 reboot.
They will join along with Hayden Panettiere, – who has not featured in the series since Scream 4 – who is coming back as Kirby Reed.
Courteney Cox – who has played television reporter Gale Weathers since the 1996 original that starred Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Drew Barrymore – is also enlisted.
The Friends star – while keeping it mostly mum – gave some insight into the ‘really good’ script for the new movie.
Ready to film: The actor has been working in the film industry for years, and will easily fit into the horror sequel; seen in 2020
The 57-year-old actress said: ‘I don’t know about contracts and where things are, but I’ll tell you in the script — it’s a really good one.’
‘You actually have to be killed if you talk about it, so I’m not gonna say anything.’
Paramount and Spyglass confirmed the news of the sixth movie in February in a statement.
They said: ‘We are tremendously grateful to the fans around the world who enthusiastically received our film. We can’t wait for audiences to see what Radio Silence, writers Jamie & Guy and Project X have in store for our Woodsboro family.’
Matt and Tyler added: ‘Working with such a wonderful and talented family of creators — and in the lineage Wes and Kevin [Williamson] so expertly built — has been the thrill of a lifetime, and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter in the Scream saga to life.’
The stars: (L-R) Actors Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette arrive at the Scream 4 premiere in 2011 in Hollywood
Still Screaming: from left, Erik Knudsen, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe, Hayden Panettiere in Scream 4 in 2011
The Wedding Date star hasn’t appeared in too many horror or scary films throughout his long career, however, he enjoys being a part of them.
In an interview with Spinoff Online when Insidious: Chapter 3 was being released, Mulroney opened up about his true feelings leaping into the spooky genre.
‘And I put off the pleasure of doing a horror movie for almost 30 years, so I don’t know what I was thinking,’ the 58-yeat-old stated.
The script for the upcoming installment seems to be quite promising and well-written.
The horror sequel that fans have been desperately waiting for is set to be released next spring on March 31, 2023.
From romantic comedy to slasher: Mulroney starred in the critically acclaimed film, My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), also starring Cameron Diaz and Julia Roberts