Emma Roberts (Valentine's Day, Nancy Drew, Hotel for Dogs and the upcoming It's Kind of a Funny Story) has been cast as "Jill," one of the heroines in Dimension Films' Scream 4, the highly anticipated follow-up to the successful Scream franchise. Scream 4 hits theatres in April 15, 2011. Shooting will being in June 2010 in Michigan.
Roberts joins original Scream cast members also starring in Scream 4, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox. Scream 4 will be produced/directed by Wes Craven; screenwriter is Kevin Williamson. Iya Labunka is producing along with Craven.
"I am so excited to be part of this ground-breaking franchise," said Roberts. "As a huge fan of the previous films, I jumped at the opportunity to work with the original Scream team of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson. It's the perfect opportunity for me to do something completely different than I've ever done before. With Bob Weinstein and Dimension, and the return of original cast members Neve, Courteney and David, I have no doubt Scream 4 will live up to fan expectations."
Producer/director Wes Craven added, "I'm absolutely delighted that Emma will be joining the cast of Scream 4. Her 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."