Dermot Mulroney is heading into the world of horror, as he will join the Scream 6 cast.
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Mulroney — who is best known for his role opposite Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding — will reportedly be playing a cop, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is a role that historically does not go well for those in the Scream universe, so the odds of surviving aren’t in his favor. Mulroney will join a cast that sees the return of a majority of members of 2022’s Scream cast, including Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega.
Production on the film is set to begin this summer and it will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who returns after directing this year’s Scream. Currently, plot details on the sixth entry are being kept under wraps, with a tentative release date for the film set for March 31, 2023.
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2022’s Scream starred returning vets Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Marley Shelton. They were joined by franchise newcomers Jack Quaid (The Boys), Melissa Barrera (Vida), Jenna Ortega (The Babysitter: Killer Queen), Mason Gooding (Booksmart), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers) and Mikey Madison (Better Things).
The first film, released in 1996, was a surprise smash upon its debut, helping to revive the horror genre for the decade and becoming the highest-grossing slasher movie of all time until it was dethroned by last year’s Halloween reboot. The first’s success spawned a franchise that includes three sequels, the first of which remained equally as successful as the first while the previous two saw middling box office returns and mixed reviews.