SCREAM 5: Courteney Cox Confirmed To Return As Gale Weathers In The Upcoming Reboot/Sequel

SCREAM 5: Courteney Cox Confirmed To Return As Gale Weathers In The Upcoming Reboot/Sequel

It looks like the band is almost back together as after David Arquette signed on, his former on- and off-screen wife Courteney Cox has also been confirmed to return for Paramount's upcoming Scream 5!

By RohanPatel - Jul 31, 2020 01:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Scream
Source: Deadline

It's sure starting to look like Spyglass Media Group and Paramount's upcoming Scream "reboot" may actually be the sequel we've all been waiting for as Deadline has learned that legacy cast member Courteney Cox (Friends; Cougar Town) has signed on to reprise her role as news reporter Gale Weather in the yet-to-be-titled fifth entry. 

She joins fellow original cast member David Arquette (Sheriff Dewey Riley), who joined the cast back earlier this summer. No word yet on franchise leading lady Neve Campbell, but last we heard, she was also in preliminary talks back in May, so it's probably a safe bet that'll she come onboard sooner than later. 

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).

In a statement, the Radio Silence filmmaking group said, “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!

Production is slated to begin later this year in Wilmington, NC, albeit when proper safety protocols are established, with a 2021 release date in mind. 

The first four extremely successful films were all directed by horror legend Wes Craven with Kevin Williamson writing three of them, including the game-changing first installment, and starred Neve Campbell in the lead role as Sidney Prescott with Courteney Cox and David Arquette also appearing in every movie.

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MosquitoFarmer
MosquitoFarmer - 7/31/2020, 1:40 PM
Gail Hailstorm?

MUTO123
MUTO123 - 7/31/2020, 1:41 PM
@MosquitoFarmer - Scary Movie's a classic.
MosquitoFarmer
MosquitoFarmer - 7/31/2020, 2:03 PM
@MUTO123 -

TheWalkingCuban
TheWalkingCuban - 7/31/2020, 4:48 PM
@MosquitoFarmer - hahahahaha ol Doofy, love that guy
GothamSon
GothamSon - 8/1/2020, 5:15 AM
@MosquitoFarmer - Doofy legit has the best plot twist in any horror spoof. It was awesome, whole theater went 'holy shit'
BigMikeReviews
BigMikeReviews - 7/31/2020, 1:40 PM
Another nostalgia bait reboot masquerading as a sequel.
NegativeNerd
NegativeNerd - 7/31/2020, 1:42 PM
*sighs* I don't even know what to say...
dracula
dracula - 7/31/2020, 1:43 PM
No Wes Craven or Nev Campbell, yeah probably wont watch.
The Nightmare movies didn't have Wes that much, but Wes was involved in every Scream movie, seems weird to do it without him. Plus why reboot, you already have that crappy MTV show
DoubleD
DoubleD - 7/31/2020, 1:47 PM
SCREAM 5 Can't wait !!!!
IronGenesis
IronGenesis - 7/31/2020, 2:02 PM
Well...we got our SCREAM equivalent of Leia and Han back...now we just need our Luke.

“LUKE?! LUKE?! Have you seen Luke this morning?”
Chewtoy
Chewtoy - 7/31/2020, 2:10 PM
Some comic book news stories people might want to read:

This one is an account of Singer’s time working on the original X-men films, and how his behavior was forgiven and red flags overlooked. It includes Michael Jackson’s attempts to get casted as Prof. Xavier (who he would play in make-up as an old white guy), and the entire cast of X2 (minus Magneto and Mystique) confronting Singer and threatening to quit after a stunt gone wrong:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/bryan-singers-traumatic-x-men-set-movie-created-a-monster-1305081


This one is about Frank Miller getting sued for interfering with Hard Boiled and Sin City television adaptations after he supposedly sold the rights:

https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/frank-miller-lawsuit-hard-boiled-sin-city/
dracula
dracula - 7/31/2020, 2:27 PM
@Chewtoy - Yeah, Singer has a lot of problems.

On Miller, who knows, someone obviously needs to look at the contract. Although Miller has been kind of crazy for the past 15+ years
Superspecialawesomeguy
Superspecialawesomeguy - 7/31/2020, 2:58 PM
@Chewtoy - So the dude who played Pyro in X1 was one of Singer's victims? Damn.
NewAtrocitus3
NewAtrocitus3 - 7/31/2020, 5:37 PM
@Chewtoy - So that's why we never even got develoment news about that Sin City TV show...
JohnMarston220
JohnMarston220 - 7/31/2020, 2:18 PM
Will Matthew Lillard make an appearance? We all know he secretly survived at the end of the first.
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