Melissa Barrera is no longer playing the lead role The seventh scream. The actor was dropped from the project following a series of social media posts in the wake of the war between Israel and Hamas.
“Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp,” she wrote in an Instagram Stories post. “Trapping everyone together, with nowhere to go, no electricity, no water… people have learned nothing from our history. As with our history, people still silently watch everything that happens. “This is genocide and ethnic cleansing.”
Spyglass, the company behind Screaming Franchise, has no comment.
Barrera helped revitalize the franchise by Screaming, the 2022 film that grossed $137.7 million globally and brought together generations of cast members for the series. Barrera’s Sam Carpenter was the hero of this film, and the older sister of Jenna Ortega’s Tera. Barrera also starred Sixth screamWhich was released in March and grossed $168.9 million at the global box office.
Happy death day Director Christopher Landon directs The seventh scream From the filmmakers of Radio Silence. Filming had not yet begun, and development was slow amid actors and writers’ strikes. Now, Spyglass is expected to recalibrate plans after Barrera. Paramount distributed the final installments and is expected to return for the new film.
Earlier on Tuesday, news emerged that talent agency UTA had fired actress Susan Sarandon following her comments at a pro-Palestinian rally in New York City on November 17.