Hayden Panettiere is officially filming ‘Scream 6’

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Hayden Panettiere is back on the set of “Scream 6,” and co-star Jasmin Savoy Brown shared a behind-the-scenes look at the actor preparing to shoot the franchise’s sixth film in a BeReal post. The snap included a look at Panettiere reading a book (“A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas) while waiting to get her hair and makeup done. “Will Mindy and Kirby be friends?? Hayden thinks so, I think so,” Brown captioned the post, referring to Panettiere’s character, Kirby Reed, who nearly died in “Scream 4.”

Panettiere’s return to the “Scream” franchise was announced in May, followed by the news that Neve Campbell, the films’ original face, would not be returning as Sidney Prescott. “As a woman, I’ve had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my worth, especially when it comes to ‘Scream,'” she said in a statement. “I felt the offer presented to me did not match the value I brought to the franchise.”

Although Campbell has retired from ‘Scream’, fans can still expect to see other familiar faces in the upcoming film, including Courteney Cox, who told the ‘Just for Variety’ podcast that she received the scenario in December. “I’m excited to read it, and I know they’re going to start filming… I think, in June, in Canada,” she said. “I don’t know if I’m supposed to say anything. Let me tell you the killer! she laughed. New characters will also join the cast, including Samara Weaving and Tony Revolori.

As for Panettiere, she told People how excited she was for her first movie in eight years. “I’m so happy this is my first project because I have such fond memories of making ‘Scream 4′,” she said. “I love the character and I love her sassiness, and I feel like I’m coming back and I know her.”

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