Courteney Cox confirms she is joining the cast of Scream 5

Courteney Cox confirms she is joining the cast of Scream 5…. which includes her ex-husband David Arquette

Courteney Cox revealed on Friday she has joined the cast of Scream 5.

The 56-year-old Friends veteran shared the news on social media. ‘I can’t wait to see this face again,’ the actress wrote over a clip of a white mask. She added the hashtag for Scream Movies.

This comes two months after her ex-husband David Arquette confirmed that he will be a part of the highly anticipated sequel.  

Back for more scare: Courteney Cox revealed on Friday she has joined the cast of Scream 5. The 56-year-old Friends veteran shared the news on social media. ‘I can’t wait to see this face again,’ the actress wrote over a clip of a white mask. She added the hashtag for Scream Movies

In November, MovieWeb claimed that Cox was being approached to revive her role but she did not comment.

In May, Arquette confirmed that he was going to reprise his role as Sheriff Dewey Riley for a reboot of his popular Scream movies. 

‘I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,’ Arquette said. ‘Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.’

Surprise! In November, MovieWeb claimed that Cox was being approached to revive her role but she did not comment. Seen in March

Courtney and David were wed from 1999 until 2013 and have one child together: daughter Coco.

There were four Scream movies in all. Also in the films were Neve Campbell, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Drew Barrymore, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joshua Jackson.

The first film from 1996 was directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. Sequels came in 1997, 2000 and 2011. 

Filming is expected to tale place later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are directing the reboot.

The way they were: Courtney and David were wed from 1999 until 2013 and have one child together: daughter Coco. There were four Scream movies in all; here they are seen in Scream 4 in 2011

‘I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next ‘Scream,’ Williamson told Variety. 

‘Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honors Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way. Ready Or Not was my favorite horror film of last year and I can’t wait to see what their amazing talents bring to the ‘Scream’ universe. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.’ 

Variety added that ‘other legacy cast members’ may join the film.

In early May, Campbell, 46, said she was initially ‘apprehensive’ to reprise her role as author and crisis counselor Sidney Prescott in the horror series due to the 2015 death of the creator Craven.

So scary: Here is the masked man behind Cox’s character in Scream 4

He is happy: ‘I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,’ Arquette said. ‘Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy’

‘He was such a genius and he is the reason the [Scream movies] are what they are,’ Neve explained to ReelBlend co-host Jake Hamilton.  

‘But [directing duo Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin] have come to me with such a great appreciation for Wes’ work, and they really want to honor it. That meant a lot to me. Hopefully we’ll be able to do it!’

Campbell said she’s been ‘having conversations’ with the Ready or Not filmmakers but the shoot, which was scheduled for this month has been delayed due to the coronavirus.

‘It’s a little hard at the moment because of COVID to know when that’ll happen,’ the Hot Air actress said during the 12-minute interview.

‘Hopefully, we can see eye to eye on all the elements that have to come into place for it to happen.’ 

The first four slasher films of the Scream franchise – produced by convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein – amassed $608.5M at the global box office between 1996-2011. 

Still good Friends: Cox was seen with her Friends co-stars Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston earlier this month

Neve has been in quarantine with her two sons – Caspian, seven, and Raynor, two – with Ford v Ferrari actor JJ Feild, whom she began dating in 2011. 

The former ballerina next plays small-town teenager Henry’s (Alex Wolff) dying mother Rebecca in Joey Klein’s opioid drama Castle in the Ground, which will be released VOD starting May 15.

‘I think being a mom and having two sons certainly made playing this character challenging emotionally because I was putting myself in the shoes of Rebecca – imagining what it would be if I had to say goodbye to my boys,’ Neve described.

‘It was very, very emotional to go through that and certainly adds to my understanding of how to play her.’

Campbell spent a decade out of the spotlight in London after her tremendous success in the nineties from Scream, Party of Five, and The Craft.

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