Bella Thorne has been cast in the upcoming Scream television pilot.

The Shake It Up star will play Casey, the role originally played by Drew Barrymore in the horror franchise.

The show is set to air on MTV in 2015.

Thorne revealed the news while taking part in a Facebook Q&A session.

When a fan asked about the pilot, she said: "Yes it is true. I will re-enact the famous scene of Drew Barrymore in the original series."

Thorne and Barrymore starred alongside one another in the comedy Blended.