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Shockwaves as Scream 7 director bails amidst cast exodus



Nightmare unfolds as Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera exit, prompting director’s abrupt departure

Fans eagerly awaiting the release of Scream 7 have been hit with a double blow as both Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera abandoned ship, swiftly followed by the film’s director, Christopher Landon.

In a sudden turn of events, Landon announced his departure from the much-anticipated sequel, labeling what was once his ‘dream job’ as nothing short of a ‘nightmare.’ The film, slated for a 2025 release, has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Celebrity Melissa Barrera found herself axed from the horror franchise back in November, after her social media comments regarding the Israel-Hamas war triggered controversy. Barrera’s Instagram post, expressing solidarity with Palestine, led to her removal from the project by Spyglass Media Group, citing posts deemed antisemitic.

Following Barrera’s exit, Jenna Ortega, known for her role in Netflix’s Wednesday, also bowed out due to scheduling conflicts. The 21-year-old actress decided to focus on the second series of her successful Netflix show.

Amidst the cast turmoil, director Christopher Landon took to X (formerly Twitter) to reveal his departure weeks ago. His departure, he declared, was prompted by the film evolving into a ‘nightmare’ from what was once a ‘dream job.’ Landon expressed his heartfelt disappointment for everyone involved.

As the shockwaves continue, fans are left wondering if Scream 7 can recover from this unexpected shakeup. The legacy of the iconic horror series now faces a pivotal moment as it navigates through a divided industry.


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