Hayden Panettiere has signed to return to the Shout franchise, THR reports. He will reprise his role as Kirby Reed, survivor of scream 4for the upcoming sixth film in the franchise.
The Shout Movies have always been atypical in the horror genre, on behalf of not be defined by his killers; Of course, the Ghostface mask (and Roger L. voiced by Jackson) appear in each installment of the pentalogy, but, for a horror franchise, they’re unexpected leads:driven, centered on Neve Campbell’s Sydney Prescott and her less-than-teenage friends. The last film of the franchise, this January Shoutmade its It’s best to create a space for series newcomer Melissa Barrera and her other young survivors.but… Well, there was still a lot of Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox in there too, right?
scream 2022 he did well enough for himself that he got a sequel practically immediately, with Campbell and Cox signing on to return along with the fifthMovie stars Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega. Now, it turns out, another alum is also being added to the mix, in the form of Panettiere’s Kirby.
Panettiere was one of the best parts of scream 4, imbuing Kirby with qualities that might have made her a lock for Final Girl in a franchise less enamored with fucking expectations. She is also, in particular, the only important teen character who survived that particular bloodbathplacing her in his little survivors’ club with Sydney and Gale.
Panettiere has been pretty quiet, career-wise, in recent years; she hasn’t had a major project in her books since her series Nashville ended in 2018. scream 4 it’s his only major credit in a horror movie…although he also starred in the 2015 one Until sunriseone of the best explorations in video games of the genre in recent years.
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It is not yet known how Kirby will be returned to the Shout canon, but the sixth film in the franchise will begin production this summer.