Scream 4 Gets Anthony Anderson And A Model

By Perri Nemiroff 2010-06-18 16:14:36discussion comments
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Sick of the Scream 4 casting news yet? I hope not because it’s still coming in. Shock Till You Drop caught two interesting details in EW’s piece on Lauren Graham’s casting, Anthony Anderson and Marielle Jaffe. EW includes the two names in their list of newcomers joining franchise alum Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette. Funny thing is, this is the very first we’ve heard about their involvement.

Even funnier? Anderson is a Scary Movie vet, the spoof franchise that began at Scream’s expense. Can the guy do a turnaround and legitimately act scared when a bowie knife is put to his throat? I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say yes. Returning to that casting call, perhaps he’ll play one of the two detectives. The character Detective Hoss actually seems like the kind of guy who could provide some comic relief. He’s described as “New school cop. College graduate raised on the CSI TV series.”

Jaffe is a little harder to place, because there are still a handful of vacant roles that she could qualify for. She’s young, blond and apparently had a role in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. I can’t recall ‘Aphrodite Girl’s’ big moment, did catch a YouTube video she posted of herself singing Christian Aguilera’s “Beautiful” and she’s pretty good. Oh, and apparently she’s a model. (Can’t you tell by the picture?) Of the four young female roles still up for grabs, I’m guessing Jaffe is best suited for that of Bette, Sidney’s personal assistant. She seems a little old to play a high school student, but since when does that matter? If Wes Craven goes the teen route, Jaffe could end up as Patty, “A bouncy teenage girl with a fountainhead of pop culture that is impressive. Like all teenagers who live in Woodsboro, she is obsessed with the Woodsboro murders and with the STAB films,” Marnie, “friend of Patty's. Funny and mischievous; loves practical jokes. Sometimes pushes too far. Bored with Woodsboro's obsessions with murders that happened when she and her friends were toddlers” or Rebecca, “Cute, vain, over-achieving student at Woodsboro High School. Editor in Chief of the high school newspaper. She's a future Gale Weathers.” Your guess is as good as mine.
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