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‘Scream’ Pilot at MTV Gets Director, Cast of Newcomers

MTV is going with tyro talent in the pilot for its series rendition of Dimension Films’ “Scream” horror franchise.

The cabler has set “Faking It” helmer Jamie Travis to direct the pilot, which Bob and Harvey Weinstein set up at MTV more than a year ago.

Thesps cast in key roles for the reboot of the Wes Craven film franchise about a murder spree among teenagers are Willa Fitzgerald (“Alpha House,” “Royal Pains”), Amy Forsyth (“Torment,” “Reign”), John Karna (“Premature,” “The Neighbors”), Carlson Young (“Key and Peele,” “The Kroll Show”) and Amadeus Serafini.

The original 1996 feature penned by Kevin Williamson featured Neve Campell, Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich and Liev Schreiber, among others.

“We are excited to be in business with the formidable Weinstein brothers,” said Susanne Daniels, MTV’s prez of programming. “MTV is the perfect network to bring this consistently surprising film to life on television.”

Jill Blotevogel (ABC Family’s “Ravenswood”) is serving as showrunner on the pilot and exec producing with the Weinsteins, Craven, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.

“ ‘Scream’ has been one of our largest and most treasured franchises at Dimension and we are thrilled to embark on the next chapter and join forces with a network that we love,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films.

Travis directed the pilot and multiple episodes of MTV’s buddy comedy “Faking It,” which opens its second season next month. Travis’ other credits include the 2012 Focus Features release “For a Good Time Call …”

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