Tunisian Actress Sonia Ben Ammar Lands a Major Hollywood Role

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Anyone who grew up in the noughties can attest to the ‘Scream’ franchise’s significance. The slasher films marked an era, with everyone from Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tori Spelling, Hayden Panettiere and Kristen Bell each landing major roles. 

Over a decade since the last film was released, ‘Scream’ is finally being revived once again. And French-Tunisian singer and actress Sonia Ben Ammar has officially joined the cast. 

The film is Ben Ammar’s first major foray into Hollywood. She’ll be joining lead actors Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette – who will take on their respective roles as Dewey Riley, Gale Weathers and Sidney Prescott. The film is set to begin filming later this month in North Carolina, with filmmaker duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett acting as directors. 

“I’m SCREAMing of excitement!” wrote the 21-year-old actress on Instagram to announce the news. “Incredibly grateful to be part of one of my favourite franchises. 2nd photo is my face when I got the call.”

The film is reportedly due to premiere in theatres in January 2022. And it while it marks Ben Ammar’s first film role in America, she’s no stranger to acting. She has previously starred in French-Canadian film, ‘Jappeloup’, which premiered in 2013.

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