'Scream 4': Emma Roberts is first newcomer to join original cast

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Ghostface's newest heroine -- or perhaps victim -- has been chosen.

Emma Roberts has joined the cast of Dimension Film's "Scream 4," the latest installment to the horror franchise that began in the mid-'90s.

She joins returning players Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette as what the company describes as "one of the heroines" in the film. As we know by now though, nothing is as it seems in the "Scream" world, so Roberts' character could very well be the latest disgruntled crazy to don the Ghostface mask.

"I am so excited to be part of this ground-breaking franchise," says Roberts.  "As a huge fan of the previous films, I jumped at the opportunity to work with the original 'Scream' team of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson. It's the perfect opportunity for me to do something completely different than I've ever done before."