According to The Hollywood Reporter, and confirmed by Ashley’s rep by MTV, Ashley has been offered the lead role in Scream 4. Offers have also gone out to Lake Bell, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin for key starring roles.
“Scream 4” reunites Wes Craven with Kevin Williamson, who kicked off a horror- movie revival with his “Scream” script in 1996. The story brings back original cast members Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, though the new flick is seen as a passing of the baton to a new generation of slasher victims, with Williamson already under contract to write a fifth installment.
If deals are concluded, Greene would play Campbell’s cousin Jill, essentially the heroine of the movie, and Panettiere would play her best friend, a nerdy film geek. Culkin would play a potential love interest for Jill.
Bell is negotiating to play a police officer who knew Sidney (Campbell) from high school.
Casting is proceeding slowly because Craven and Dimension are not sending the script to agencies in order to protect its secrecy. With only character descriptions, actors are having a difficult time deciding whether certain roles are for them. Reps for the actors declined comment.
Shooting for Scream 4 is expected to start in Michigan in July and will hit theaters in April 2011. I was a huge fan of the original Scream movies, so I’d love to see Ashley become a part of this franchise!