Courteney Cox to reprise role of Gale Weathers in Scream 5

Lawrence Kim
August 1, 2020

Friends star Courteney Cox certainly does, because she has just officially signed on for her fifth Scream movie, once again reprising her role as reporter Gale Weathers.

Officer Dewey Riley won't Scream alone.

"It's impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven's work and the Scream movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers", Radio Silence said in a previous statement. Jamie and Guy's wonderful script does that legacy justice and we're so excited to bring the next chapter of Scream to life.

Ready or Not directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are set to helm the new film, with a screenplay from James Vanderbilt (Zodiac; The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not; Castle Rock). Veteran franchise writer Kevin Williamson will be executive producing alongside Chad Villella of Radio Silence, and Vanderbilt will also produce with Paul Neinstein and William Sherak of Project X Entertainment.

This entry will be the first film since 2011's Scream 4 and the first new addition to the beloved tongue-in-cheek horror franchise since the MTV/VH1 Scream series' third season ended last July.

Earlier this year, Sidney Prescott herself, Neve Campbell, confirmed to ET that she is in talks to join the yet-untitled Scream 5.

As for what kind of territory a Scream 5 could even cover, your guess is as good as ours. The well-regarded fourth installment salvaged the series somewhat after the poorly received Scream 3, but already explored the tropes of a "horror remake", which would be the most obvious thing to do here.

We'll keep you updated on Scream 5 developments as they appear.

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