The Friends and Cougar Town star will be joining previously announced Scream cast mate David Arquette who will also be returning as Dewey Riley.
The original Scream which debuted in 1996 has gone on to become a cult classic. Starring Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a troubled, high school student who becomes the target of the Ghostface killer– whose masked appearance was inspired by Edvard Munch painting “The Scream”- the Wes Craven-directed film, written by Kevin Williamson spurned three equally successful sequels released 1997, 2000 and 2011.
Cox and Arquette reprised their roles as the dogged Weathers and the mild-mannered Riley for all four films of the franchise. Arquette’s return on the reboot of the classic slasher film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett – of filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S)- was announced in May.
Now, Radio Silence has announced that Cox is also returning, saying, “ We can’t imagine Scream without the iconic Gale Weathers and are so incredibly thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to work with Courteney. We’re absolute mega fans of her work and we’re so excited to join her in the next chapter of the Scream saga!”
Cox announced the news of her return to the Scream franchise on Instagram after Deadline’s exclusive report, posting a short clip of the Ghostface mask, with an in-picture caption of “I can’t wait to see this face again,” with suitably ominous music in the background.
The screenplay of the Spyglass Media Group-Paramount production has been written by James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock), with original creator Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella (also from Radio Silence), are executive producing.
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