The Mexican actress, Melissa Barrerawill not return to star in the next installment of the slasher saga Scream. According to THR reports, Barrera will not resume his role in Scream VII. Spyglass Media Production Company fired the actress following some publications made on her social networks about the Israel-Hamas war.

Below is the message translated into Spanish published by Barrera in his Instagram stories about the conflict in said Asian countries:

“Currently, Gaza is being treated like a concentration camp. Cornering them all together, with nowhere to go, without electricity or water… People have learned nothing from our stories. And just like our stories, people continue to silently watch it all happen. THIS IS GENOCIDE AND ETHNIC CLEANSING.”

The source adds:

“Filming has not started, and development has been slow due to strikes by actors and scriptwriters. Now, Spyglass will have to recalibrate plans.”

Barrera plays Sam Carpenter, the leader of the “Core Four”, the four survivors of Ghostface’s attacks, in Scream V (Scream 2022), y Scream VI (o Scream 6). Sam is the daughter of Ghostface original, Billy Loomis. Both sequels performed well at the box office ($137.7 million and $168.9 million, respectively) in addition to being well received by critics and audiences. The films are distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Both sequels were directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin y Tyler Gilletta duo of filmmakers also known as Radio Silence. They will not be returning to their duties behind the lens, being Christopher Landon the one chosen to lead Scream 7. The filmmaker is recognized for his great work in titles of the genre such as horror comedies Happy Death Dayand its sequel Happy Death Day 2Uas well as Freaky.

In addition to directing Happy Death Dayand writing and directing its sequel, and Freakyhas credits as a screenwriter of the saga Paranormal Activity (second, third, and fourth installment), script and direction of the fifth installment, Paranormal Acitivity: The Marked Ones. He also wrote Disturbia; the script and direction of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Radio Silence will remain as executive producers of the upcoming sequel.

In recent days, it was announced that the actress Susan Sarandonwas fired from talent agency UTA following comments at a pro-Palestinian rally in New York City on November 17.


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