Originally it was reported that “Scream 4’s’ juiciest role, that of Jill, the cousin of Neve Campbell’s character, was being offered to “Twilight” star Ashley Greene. Who knows what happened, if she turned it down or if the studio changed their mind, but EW is now reporting that Emma Roberts has landed the Jill part.
This will probably the biggest “adult” role for Roberts, who made her bones on teen-friendly sugar candy like “Nancy Drew” and “Hotel for Dogs”.
“Scream 4” is set to go before the cameras at the end of June, with Wes Craven back to direct from a script by series creator Kevin Williamson. Original stars Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell are also expected back, but only to pass the torch over to a new breed of victims — er, I mean, characters, led by Roberts.
Earlier reports had Lake Bell signing on to play a cop, with offers also going out to “Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin.