Courteney Cox Returns as Gale Weathers in New ‘Scream’ Movie

Courteney Cox will reprise her role of Gale Weathers in the upcoming fifth Scream movie, coming in 2021.

Spyglass Media Group, LLC and Paramount Pictures announced today that Courteney Cox will reprise her role as the dogged news reporter Gale Weathers from the preceding four films in the Scream franchise, joining previously announced David Arquette who will return as Dewey Riley.

The new Scream is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock). Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella, are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak serving as producers.

Radio Silence said, “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!”

Filming will take place in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Expect more casting updates soon.

Paramount plans to release the film in 2021.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.