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Is Anya Taylor-Joy in Scream 6? Casting rumor explained

Ghostface is returning to terrorize a new wave of victims and fresh characters. We confirm if Last Night in Soho star, Anya Taylor-Joy, is in Scream 6.

Variety reported back in August last year that franchise regular, Neve Campbell, would not be appearing in Scream 6 due to an offer that did not ‘equate to the value she brings to the franchise.’

Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, Scream 6 – stylized Scream XI – is aptly the sixth installment in the overall Scream film franchise and serves as a direct sequel to 2022’s Scream.

Is Anya Taylor-Joy in Scream 6?

No, Anya Taylor-Joy is not in Scream 6, as the rumor suggesting she was came from a false addition to the film’s Letterboxd page.

Back in May 2022, a number of tweets referenced a rumor that The Menu and The Northman star was going to be in the sixth film, however, this turned out to be untrue.

It was revealed that someone had deliberately added the actor’s name, under the character name ‘Wendy Graham’, to the cast list on Letterboxd’s page for the horror movie, however, this addition has since been removed.

Taylor-Joy has not been credited on the cast list, is not prompting the movie, nor are there any current speculations to suggest she would appear in a cameo.

Since the casting of Hayden Panettiere turned out to be true, many are wondering if Taylor-Joy’s addition would transpire also, but this has not been the case.

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Meet the Scream 6 cast

Franchise regular, Courteney Cox, is returning to play Gale Weathers once again in the movie sequel, but she is joined by a host of new faces.

Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega is returning from the 2022 feature, joining newcomers Avatar: The Way of Water’s Jake Champion, and Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Tony Revolori.

Ready or Not’s, Samara Weaving, has also been added to the cast, however, her character name is remaining a secret for now.

Below, we have included Scream 6’s cast list:

  • Courteney Cox – Gale Weathers
  • Melissa Barrera – Sam Carpenter
  • Jenna Ortega – Tara Carpenter
  • Hayden Panettiere – Kirby Reed
  • Jasmin Savoy Brown – Mindy Meeks-Martin
  • Mason Gooding – Chad Meeks-Martin
  • Dermot Mulroney – Williams
  • Henry Czerny – Professor Freddie
  • Tony Revolori – Gabe
  • Jack Champion – Evan
  • Liana Liberato – Carly
  • Josh Segarra – David
  • Roger L. Jackson – Ghostface voice 

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Scream 6 is scheduled to release in cinemas on March 10, 2023.

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Jo Craig

Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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