It seems Anna Faris has had enough of the Scary Movie 5 franchise and won’t be returning, as Variety reports that Ashley Tisdale has been cast as the main lead in the latest installment in the highly anticipated, long-running franchise. It’ll start shooting this summer for release early next year.
Tisdale is probably best known for playing Sharpay Evans in High School Musical, as well as the spinoff film Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. She also voices Candace in Phineas and Ferb and starred in the film Aliens in the Attic. Tisdale joins director Malcolm D. Lee who will be teaming up and working side by side with legendary comedy director David Zucker (Airplane!, Naked Gun) on the movie. Zucker wrote and directed Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4 and is also co-writing and producing Scary Movie 5.
The first four Scary Movies grossed over $800 million worldwide, but it’s been six years since the last one, so it’ll be interesting to see if there’s still interest in the franchise when the movie is released next year.