Courteney Cox Returns as Gale Weathers for ‘Scream 5’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Courteney Cox returns for next Shout As his famous news reporter character Gale Weathers, we can tell you first.

the friends alum binds previously announced Shout cast member David Arquette, who will also return as Dewey Riley. The cameras will be shot in the prime production of the Spyglass Media Group in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Courteney Cox returns for 'Scream 5'
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The next Shout is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from the film group Radio Silence (Ready or not, V / H / S) from a script by James Vanderbilt (Murder mystery, surprising spider man) and Guy Busick (Ready or not, Rock castle)

Creator Kevin Williamson and third member of Radio Silence trio Chad Villella are executive producers with Vanderbilt, Project Ne Entertainment, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak as producers.

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Radio Silence tells us: “We cannot imagine Shout without the iconic Gale Weathers and we are so incredibly delighted and humble to have the opportunity to work with Courteney. We are absolutely fans of her work and are very excited to join her in the next chapter of Shout saga!”

In addition to her iconic role as Monica in friends, which gave Cox a win on the SAG set, also starred in, produced, and directed 12 episodes of ABC. cougar city Helmsman. Cox serves as executive producer and presenter for the Facebook Watch documentary series, 9 months with Courteney Cox through its Hopper Productions and Ample Entertainment banner, which has been running for two seasons.

The actress, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Comedy Actress for her work on Cougar City, will be seen soon in the next horror comedy, Okay brilliant, by Starz.

the Shout The franchise through four movies that started in 1996 has grossed more than $ 600 million at the global box office. The late Wes Craven directed all four films. Williamson wrote the original movie and also Scream 2 and Scream 4.

Cox is represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

In June, Justin Kroll reported on Variety that Paramount was partnering with Spyglass on the film for a theatrical release in 2021. Paramount will market and distribute the film worldwide in all media with select offshore market territories with national pay television. 1 being handled by Spyglass.

Spyglass was launched as a partnership between Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment. The company has the strategic investment support of Warner Bros. leaders in the film industry; Eagle Pictures, the largest independent distributor in Italy; and Cineworld Group, the second largest theater chain in the world. Spyglass is home to more than 250 movie library titles, both scripted and unscripted television series, including Oscar winners The king’s speech and The artist; blockbusters The positive, Inglorious Bastards, Silver Linings Strategy Book, the hateful eight, Django Unleashed, Lee Daniel’s Butler, Spy kids and Paddington; gender franchises Hellraiser and Shoutand the television series Catwalk Project.

Cox also posted this AM on Instagram about the news after Deadline’s break on his comeback: