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SCREAM creator KEVIN WILLIAMSON has been forced to re-write his screenplay for a fourth SCREAM movie, after the franchise’s star Neve Campbell refused to reprise her role. Director Wes Craven recently revealed Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette were returning for a fourth instalment of the movie series, to shoot a screenplay written by Williamson.

The filmmakers hoped Campbell would reprise her role as Sidney Prescott for a fourth time – but the actress has turned down the offer. Now Williamson has to go back to the drawing board.

He tells NYPost.com’s PopWrap blog, “I’ve had numerous conversations with Neve. She’s a friend. Nicest girl on the planet. It just ain’t workin’ out and it sucks for me. It was no cameo. I’d never play Sid out that way. And I ain’t got no Sid-less scenario. So, I don’t know yet what to do.”