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Hayden Panettiere's probably going to wish she still had Claire Bennett's super-human abilities to heal: The 'Heroes' actress has just signed on to 'Scream 4,' the slasher franchise which is known for offing pretty blonds (and, really, anyone else) in very gruesome ways.

She and Rory Culkin ('Signs') are part of the horror franchise's new blood for its fourth installment, Variety reports. The cast includes Emma Roberts and Lake Bell, who'll join the stars of the original 'Scream,' Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette, and David Arquette.

Last month, screenwriter Kevin Williamson confirmed that one original cast member would not be back: Jamie Kennedy. He told FEARNet, "We're not that universe where you can bring people back from the dead. That would be just a cheat. It's such a disservice." Hayden Panettiere's probably going to wish she still had Claire Bennett's super-human abilities to heal: The 'Heroes' actress has just signed on to 'Scream 4,' the slasher franchise which is known for offing pretty blonds (and, really, anyone else) in very gruesome ways.

She and Rory Culkin ('Signs') are part of the horror franchise's new blood for its fourth installment, Variety reports. The cast includes Emma Roberts and Lake Bell, who'll join the stars of the original 'Scream,' Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette, and David Arquette.

Last month, screenwriter Kevin Williamson confirmed that one original cast member would not be back: Jamie Kennedy. He told FEARNet, "We're not that universe where you can bring people back from the dead. That would be just a cheat. It's such a disservice."

He promised more scares than past films, saying, "The story is about returning to Woodsboro, and 'Scream 5' -- knock on wood, if we actually get to it, because '4' has to be good in order for us to make a '5' -- '5' will be a continuation of '4,' but '4' is its own movie."

The film, which will be directed by Wes Craven, starts shooting next month in Michigan and currently set for an April 15, 2011 release.