Paramount Pictures has announced that series veteran Courteney Cox will reprise her role as reporter Gale Weathers in the upcoming Scream 5.Cox’s role as celebrity-seeking journalist-turned-fiction writer Gale Weathers has been a staple of every Scream movie so far, and it looks like that won’t change with the next entry.
“We can’t imagine Scream without the iconic Gale Weathers and we are incredibly thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to work with Courteney. We are absolute mega fans of her work and we are delighted to join her in the next chapter. of the Scream saga, ”director duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett said in a press release.Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett are part of the Radio Silence production group and are known for their work on Ready or Not, V / H / S and Southbound. James Vanderbilt, best known for writing Zodiac, White House Down, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, and Murder Mystery, is writing the screenplay with Guy Busick of Ready or Not and Castle Rock.
Cox’s return as Gale Weathers means we’ll likely see the three pillars of the Scream series come together another time. We already know David Arquette returns as Dewey, and Neve Campbell confirmed semi-recently she is in talks to return as Final Girl Sidney Prescott, but nothing more concrete has yet been announced.
Paramount is billing Scream’s next entry as a “relaunch” of the series, so it’s not clear what timeline Scream 5 will follow with the original cast returning in the same roles. Right now, Scream 5 has a 2021 release window, but with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down film and TV show productions around the world, we’ll have to wait and see if that stays.
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