Scream 5 is starting to shape up nicely. We already knew that David Arquette was on board and returning as Dewey – but other then that, there has not been much movement in the casting area – till today.
Courteney Cox has announced that she is on board and will be reprising her role as Gale Weathers.
Film group Radio Silence released the following statement – announcing the big news – “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!”
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will be directing – they recently brought us Ready Or Not – which was fantastic – so I’m digging their involvement.
Heading into “rumor” territory for a moment – there is a persistent buzz that Neve Campbell is about to sign on to reprise her iconic persona, Sidney Prescott. Will she? Won’t she? Time will tell. But regardless – Courteney Cox is in – and that’s good enough for me.
They are hoping for a 2021 release – let’s hope they can make that happen.