The next cast Scream takes shape; Deadline reports that Courteney Cox, one of the main actresses of the first four installments, will be back for this new chapter. She will again play the role of journalist Gale Weathers.
“We can’t imagine Scream without the iconic Gale Weathers and we are overjoyed (…) to have the opportunity to work with Courteney, “says Radio Silence, one of the filmmaking groups behind the project. The former star of Friends, meanwhile, posted a video of the serial killer’s mask on Instagram, along with the movie’s famous soundtrack and an enthusiastic caption: “Can’t wait to see that face again.”
Franchise Scream, launched in 1996 with the first installment and continued until 2011 with the release of the fourth, generated $ 600 million at the global box office, according to Deadline. In this fifth film, Courteney Cox will find another actor of the saga, David Arquette. This one was the first name to be officially announced at the casting. Last I heard, Neve Campbell, the star of the saga, was in negotiations.
Change of direction
This fifth feature film will be produced by Spyglass and Paramount. This will be the first that will not be produced by Wes Craven, creator of the saga died in 2015 at the age of 76. Directing will be provided by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
Both tried to convince Neve Campbell to join the project by writing him “a very touching letter” about the missing director, as she had confided to the site Rotten Tomatoes last May:
“This letter touched me a lot, a lot. We will see. I hope that we will find an agreement and that we can make this film,” she added.
The scenario of the new Scream will be signed James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Kevin Williamson, screenwriter of Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 4, will serve as co-executive producer. The release is expected in 2021.