Lauren Graham‘s role was so reduced that she dropped out of the project, sources close to the production tell Zap2it. [UPDATE: According
to The Wrap, Graham’s publicist says she dropped out of the film due to “scheduling
conflicts.”] Now it appears that Hayden Panetierre‘s part has changed as well… and who’s at fault may surprise you.
Zap2it has also learned that the slasher flick’s script is now in the hands of Ehren Kruger, not the creator of the franchise, Kevin Williamson.
In fact, word is that Williamson’s involvement with the project has come to an end entirely — meaning “Scream 5″ is a no-go at this time.
Kruger’s writing resume includes “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
and “The Ring,” and more significantly, “Scream 3.” While the first two
“Scream” movies, penned by Williamson, were adored by fans and critics
alike, “Scream 3″ was… well, not.
had to drop out of “Scream 4″ due to scheduling changes, “dodged a
To make up for the actors that have dropped out of the production,
Alison Brie, Marley Shelton, Erik Knudson, and Adam Brody
signed on recently.
What gives, Wes Craven? You’re supposed to butcher Ghostface’s
victims… not the script.
UPDATE: Our apologies, Mr. Craven. The director/producer commented on our story via Twitter. “@Zap2it I have not been given control of the script. #SCREAM4,” he writes.
UPDATE: As of 2:00 p.m. PST on July 2, a rep for “Scream 4″ tells us they will have
official comment as soon as possible. As of the publishing of this update, we have not received comment.
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