Courteney Cox Is Returning as Gale Weathers for Scream 5

Brenda Watkins
August 1, 2020

Sheriff Dewey Riley won't be without his wife in the upcoming slasher movie sequel Scream 5, as Courteney Cox has just been confirmed to appear in the film.

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The new film will be produced by Project X Entertainment's James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), who is also co-writing the screenplay with Guy Busick (Ready or Not), as well as Paul Neinstein and William Sherak for Spyglass, with original screenwriter Kevin Williamson executive producing with Radio Silence's third member Chad Villella. Cox earlier took to her social media account to confirm her next outing and the announcement was enough to send her fans in a tizzy.

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He is survived by his wife Lisa Moran-Parker, his children Lucy, Alexander, Jake, Nathan and Henry, and seven grandchildren. He was knighted by the Queen in 2002, and in 2013 received the British film academy's highest honour, the BAFTA Fellowship.

"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", reads the statement from Radio Silence. "I wasn't sure it was going to happen and I was approached six weeks ago, but the timing's not great right now, obviously", she had said in one of her earlier interactions. Cox originally brought news reporter Gale Weathers to life in the 1996 horror classic Scream. 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. 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.

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.

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