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Scream 4 Woes? New Writer? Angry Stars?

Ah yes, the movie biz! So full of drama both on and off of the screen. The following at press time is nothing more than rumors; however, given the recent switch in actors, there might be a glimmer of truth to be had …

Zap2It reports that all is not well on the set of Scream 4, which is now lensing in Michigan …

“Lauren Graham’s role was so reduced that she dropped out of the project, and now it appears that Hayden Panetierre’s part has changed as well… and who’s at fault may surprise you.

Zap2it has learned that the slasher flick’s script is now in the hands of Ehren Kruger, not the creator of the franchise, Kevin Williamson.

In fact, word is that Williamson’s involvement with the project has come to an end entirely — meaning “Scream 5″ is a no-go at this time.

Kruger’s writing resume includes “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “The Ring,” and more significantly, “Scream 3.” While the first two “Scream” movies, penned by Williamson, were adored by fans and critics alike, “Scream 3″ was… well, not.

Hayden Panettiere’s role, which one source says “used to be really sharp” has now been “dumbed down significantly.” The actress is “beyond frustrated with the changes.” Another source says that Lake Bell, who had to drop out of “Scream 4″ due to scheduling changes, “dodged a bullet.”

To make up for the actors that have dropped out of the production, Alison Brie, Marley Shelton, Erik Knudson, and Adam Brody have all signed on recently.”

Hit up the above link for more. Again … rumors for now but we’ll see how this all pans out soon I’m sure.

Look for Scream 4 in theatres on April 15th, 2011.

Scream 4 Synopsis
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Scream trilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!

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