Melissa Barrera Officially Confirmed for Return to “Scream” Reboot Sequel

There are more screams in Melissa Barrera’s future.

Spyglass Media and Paramount have officially confirmed that the 31-year-old Mexican actress and singer will be returning for the Scream sequel, with directors Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett) returning and James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick co-writing the screenplay.

Melissa BarreraIn addition to Barrera, the new generation of actors also coming back include Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding.

Cameras will begin rolling early this summer for a theatrical release around the world on March 31, 2023.

In the next installment, the four survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.

Scream architect Kevin Williamson and the third member of Radio Silence, Chad Villella, are executive producing alongside Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena.

After celebrating the franchise’s 25th Anniversary, the latest Scream earned a “Certified Fresh” score from Rotten Tomatoes and went on to gross more than $140 million at the global box office; part of Paramount’s proof that there’s appetite among moviegoers for lower budget as we come out of this pandemic.

Also starring in the movie were Kyle Gallner, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Sonia Ammar with original franchise members Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell.

The film is available now on digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray and is currently streaming on Paramount +.

Through five movies the Scream series counts over $744M at the worldwide box office.

Netflix Releases First Trailer for “The Lincoln Lawyer,” Starring Manuel Garcia Rulfo

Manuel Garcia Rulfo is riding high…

Netflix has released the first trailer for the 41-year-old Mexican actor’s new series The Lincoln Lawyer.

Garcia Rulfo portrays lead character in the series, which will premiere on May 13.

Based on the series of bestselling novels by Michael ConnellyThe Lincoln Lawyer tells the story of a Los Angeles-based attorney, who runs his legal practice from the back of his Lincoln Town Car.

Season 1 is based on the second book The Brass Verdict.

Throughout the show’s freshman season, Mickey is trying to find his footing again after spending time away from practicing law. He returns to Los Angeles where he finds himself dragged back into the business with a mystery to solve.

In the trailer, said mystery begins to unravel. His former colleague Jerry Vincent has left Mickey his legal practice, which includes the high-profile Trevor Elliott (Chris Gorham) murder trial. Elliott is accused of murdering his wife and her lover and it’s up to Mickey to prove his innocence.

And that’s not the only challenge Mickey is facing. He’s trying to put his family back together but his ex-wife Maggie (Neve Campbell) is hesitant and their daughter Hayley (Krista Warner) seems hopeful.

Oh, and Mickey’s second ex-wife Lorna (Becki Newton) is still in the picture though their relationship seems to be purely professional.

The 10-episode series also stars Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Michael Graziadei, and Jamie McShane.

The Lincoln Lawyer is created for TV by David E. Kelley and developed by showrunner Ted Humphrey. The studio is A+E Studios.

Netflix to Release Manuel Garcia Rulfo’s “The Lincoln Lawyer, from David E. Kelley, in May

Manuel Garcia Rulfo will be hitting the Town (Car) in next month…

Netflix has announced plans to release David E. Kelley’s series The Lincoln Lawyer, starring the 41-year-old Mexican actor, on May 13.

Based on the series of bestselling novels by Michael ConnellyThe Lincoln Lawyer tells the story of Los Angeles-based attorney Mickey Haller (Garcia Rulfo), who runs his legal practice from the back of his Lincoln Town Car.

Season 1 is based on the second book The Brass Verdict.

Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Netflix, The Lincoln Lawyer, Throughout the show’s freshman season, Mickey is trying to find his footing again after spending time away from practicing law. He returns to Los Angeles where he finds himself dragged back into the business with a mystery to solve.

He is also working on rebuilding relationships.

Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Netflix, The Lincoln Lawyer,

Mickey has two ex-wives: He most recently divorced Lorna (Becki Newton), and his first, Maggie (Neve Campbell), with who he shares a daughter named Hayley (Krista Warner).

The 10-episode series also stars Jazz Raycole, Angus SampsonChristopher Gorham, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Michael Graziadei, and Jamie McShane.

A+E Studios is the studio for the series.

Jenna Ortega & Melissa Barrera’s “Scream” Debuts at the Top of the Box Office Charts

Jenna Ortega & Melissa Barrera have plenty of reason to scream

Scream, starring the 19-year-old Mexican American & Puerto Rican actress and the 31-year-old Mexican actress, has dethroned Spider-Man: No Way Home over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, becoming the first film to unseat the superhero phenomenon since it debuted on December 17.

Jenna Ortega & Melissa BarreraThe slasher revival grossed $34 million from 3,664 locations to top the box office. The impressive haul means that Paramount and Spyglass Media, the companies behind the reboot, will have one very profitable movie on their hands. Scream cost a mere $25 million to produce.

Scream has brought back a moribund franchise to life, introducing younger audiences to a series of films that had been left for dead after the box office disappointment of 2011’s Scream 4.

The key to its appeal was that Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the directing duo behind Ready or Not, paid homage to the films that came before Scream while updating the series with a savage twist on toxic fandom that resonated with younger crowds.

The filmmakers brought back series veterans Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette and paired them with newcomers like Barrera, Ortega, Jack Quaid and Dylan Minnette. And the DNA remained largely the same — once again, a serial killer in a Ghostface mask comes up with grisly and creative ways to dispatch the townspeople of Woodsboro, California, an idyllic community with a great school system and a shockingly low life expectancy.

Melissa Barrera to Star in “Scream 5”

Melissa Barrera is ready to Scream…

The 30-year-old Mexican actress, who recently ended her three-season run on Starz’s Vida, has landed akey role in Scream 5.

Melissa Barrera

Barrera is the first new cast member to be announced for the anticipated Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures relaunch.

Friends alum and legacy cast member Courteney Cox will be reprising her role in the franchise as dogged reporter Gale Weathers alongside David Arquette, who is coming back as Dewey Riley. Neve Campbell, who portrayed Sidney Prescott in the slasher film, told press in May that she was in talks to join the movie.

Cameras are due to roll in Wilmington, North Carolina, this fall and the project is due to wrap by year’s end. Additional casting is underway on the ensemble horror.

Scream 5 is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.

Creator Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella are executive producing.

The Scream franchise, through four films dating back to 1996, has grossed more than $600M at the global box office. The late Wes Craven directed all four movies. Williamson wrote the original film as well as Scream 2 and Scream 4.

Barrera, who was named to Variety’s 10 Latinxs to Watch list earlier this year, will next appear in Warner Bros.’ film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical hit In The Heights. That film is due for release next year.

This fall she’ll star as the title character in the film Carmen, the modern-day reimagining of the classic opera. The movie will mark the feature debut of Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied and will feature music from composer Nicholas Britell and Grammy winner Julieta Venegas.