Courteney Cox will be back for “Scream 5”

(Photograph credit: Dimension Films)

Courteney Cox established herself as a major TV star with her turn in “Friends” but thanks to Wes Craven’s “Scream”, she proved that she’s more than a one-trick-pony and can play a wide range of roles. Her character Gale Weathers (Riley) is definitely the horror’s most famous tabloid reporter.

Cox lobbied hardback in time for the role for that reason, wishing to play a “bitch” character, her efforts ultimately succeeding when she was cast and “Scream” fans will be happy to know that she still loves to play the character and will be back to reprise it in the next installment, which will, unfortunately, be the first “Scream” film to not directed by Wes Craven because of his sad passing.

More casting updates should be announced soon and will keep you updated with that. “Scream” will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (“Ready or Not,” “V/H/S”) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (“Murder Mystery,” “Zodiac,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and Guy Busick (“Ready or Not,” “Castle Rock”).

The film is intending to start shooting this fall in North Carolina, ahead of it hitting cinemas sometime in 2021.

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