Los Angeles: Emma Roberts has been cast as the new leading lady in ‘Scream 4,’ taking a role that was first offered to "Twilight" actress Ashley Greene.
Roberts will play the cousin of returning ‘Scream’ star Neve Campbell, and essentially the heroine in the rebooted horror franchise.
Greene`s deal was never completed, and -- as first reported by Entertainment Weekly -- in stepped Roberts. The 19-year-old daughter of Eric Roberts starred in the feature version of ‘Nancy Drew’ and was last seen in New Line`s ensemble romantic comedy ‘Valentine`s Day.’
Wes Craven is returning to the director`s chair for ‘Scream 4,’ and Kevin Williamson is back writing the script. Shooting begins June in Michigan.