We could tell that there were some creative conflicts, but this is terrible, terrible news.
Kevin Williamson has reportedly dropped out of production of Scream 4, and is being replaced by the writer who nearly killed the series with his shiteous Scream 3, Ehren Kruger.
We don't care that he wrote The Ring - let's be real, even Parker Posey and Jenny McCarthy couldn't save the third movie!
Apparently, Williamson is said to no longer have any involvement in the series, and the changes being made with the script are what's causing the actors to drop out.
According to sources, Lauren Graham's character was originally "a fun role. Not big, but it had some meaty scenes." In Kruger's revision, "the part was reduced. She had like four lines."
The deputy sheriff role, originally given to Lake Bell, has also been cut dramatically, and even Hayden Pain-in-the-Ass is "beyond frustrated with the changes" because her character "used to be really sharp" but is now "dumbed down significantly".
Another source explains:
"The script changes have put a real strain on the cast. The original 'Scream' cast members aren't happy with the way that things are happening, so it's probably a good thing that [Graham] dropped out before things get messy."
And it appears that even poor director Wes Craven is frustrated - he just took to his Twitter to write:
I have not been given control of the script. #SCREAM4
Sounds to us like the studio got involved and took everything great about this movie and completely fucked it up.
We hope the studio execs get their heads out of their ass and just let Wes and company do what they do best, before this entire project implodes in on itself!
Get on your hands and knees and beg Kevin Williamson back - NOW!
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