Melissa Barrera‘s newest collaboration with former Scream administrators Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett is an additional spooky horror film.
Universal Photographs released the 1st trailer for Abigail on Thursday, January 11, which characteristics Barrera, 33, in a direct part reverse Dan Stevens, Alisha Weir, Kathryn Newton, William Catlett, Kevin Durand and the late Angus Cloud. The motion picture focuses on a team of kidnappers that seize the daughter of a effective determine — who turns out to be a killer vampire.
Abigail was directed by Bettinelli-Olpin, 45, and Gillett, 41, who earlier worked with Barrera on the fifth and sixth Scream flicks. Barrera played Sam Carpenter as the slasher franchise introduced a new group of close friends terrorized by the mysterious Ghostface murderer.
The actress was set to return for a third installment just before news broke in December 2023 that she was fired due to remarks about the ongoing conflict amongst Israel and Palestine. The output organization at the rear of the newest batch of Scream films, Spyglass Media Group, subsequently denied that Barrera’s pro-Palestine opinions was what prompted her exit.
That same month, Barrera broke her silence about the scenario.
“First and foremost I condemn Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. I condemn hate and prejudice of any kind against any team of people today,” she wrote by using Instagram Tale noting she felt a “responsibility” to converse out. “As a Latina, a very pleased Mexicana, I sense the obligation of obtaining a platform that permits me the privilege of being read, and hence I have tried using to use it to raise awareness about troubles I care about and to lend my voice to those in have to have.”
She ongoing: “Every human being on this earth — regardless of faith, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic status — justifies equal human legal rights, dignity and, of course, liberty.”
Jenna Ortega will also not be returning in the role of Tara Carpenter simply because of her filming agenda for season 2 of Netflix’s Wednesday. Director Christopher Landon, who was set to be successful Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin, later on pulled out.
“I guess now is as superior a time as any to announce I formally exited Scream 7 weeks back. This will disappoint some and delight others. It was a desire job that turned into a nightmare. And my coronary heart did crack for absolutely everyone included. Every person,” Landon, 48, shared through X (previously acknowledged as Twitter) in December 2023. “But it’s time to move on. I have absolutely nothing far more to increase to the conversation other than I hope Wes [Craven’s] legacy thrives and lifts above the din of a divided planet. What he and Kevin [Williamson] developed is some thing wonderful and I was honored to have even the briefest moment basking in their glow.”
Regardless of the Scream drama, Barrera proceeds to find achievements in her profession. She will also star in the upcoming horror comedy Your Monster, which will premiere at Sundance Movie Festival this month.
Your Monster is primarily based on Caroline Lindy‘s shorter movie of the exact same title and follows a young girl who falls for a strange creature she discovers living in her closet. Lindy directed, wrote and developed the spooky rom-com. In addition to Barrera, Your Monster’s cast involves Tommy Dewey, Meghann Fahy, Edmund Donovan and Kayla Foster.