Emma Roberts Will Scream For Wes Craven

By Perri Nemiroff 2010-05-27 14:37:11discussion comments
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More Scream 4 casting news has arrived and this time, it’s the real deal. Just last week we told you about Lake Bell’s early negotiations and Wed Craven’s effort to reel in Ashley Greene, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin. Well, it looks like one of the four isn’t going to be on the set when filming begins on June 28th in Ann Arbor, Michigan because, according to EW, Emma Roberts has officially claimed the role thought to be for Greene.

Roberts will play Jill, Sidney Prescott’s cousin and the new Scream heroine. Roberts told EW, “I’m so excited to be part of this ground-breaking franchise.” She added, “It’s the perfect opportunity for me to do something completely different than I’ve ever done before.” What? Hotel for Dogs isn’t your thing anymore?

All joking aside, Roberts is a fantastic choice. The idea of Greene potentially taking the lead was exciting, but if I were to choose between Greene and Roberts, I’d definitely opt for the latter. Craven is clearly thrilled with his decision. He said, “Emma’s 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.”

No word on whether or not this knocks Greene out of the running completely. Perhaps Craven can offer her a best friend role – as long as she doesn’t mind suffering a gruesome death at some point.
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