Get ready for your favorite scary movie.
Courteney Cox is heading back to Woodsboro to reprise the role of neon-wearing-reporter-turned-ever-irritable-author Gale Weathers in the fifth “Scream” film, Deadline reported Friday.
“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,” filmmaking group Radio Silence told the outlet. “We’re absolute mega fans of her work and we’re so excited to join her in the next chapter of the ‘Scream’ saga.”
Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who directed 2019 horror flick “Ready or Not,” will helm the new film, which will also be executive produced by the group’s Chad Villella.
The “Friends” star, 56, later took to Instagram with a clip of “Scream” villain Ghostface’s mask and the franchise’s signature piercing theme music, writing, “I can’t wait to see this face again.”
Cox originated the role of Gale in 1996 1/4 u2032s “Scream,” alongside Neve Campbell — who played leading lady Sidney Prescott — and Cox’s now ex-husband, David Arquette, in the role of Dewey “Deputy Dewey” Riley.
The original “Scream” sees the town of Woodsboro terrorized by a mysterious masked killer, known as Ghostface, who begins picking off residents in increasingly horrifying ways, all the while tormenting Sidney with menacing calls and the now-iconic line, “What’s your favorite scary movie?”
Cox, Campbell, and Arquette reprised their roles in “Scream 2 1/4 u2033 the following year, “Scream 3 1/4 u2033 in 2000, and 2011 1/4 u2032s “Scream 4.”
In early May, Campbell said she had “been approached” about the fifth film and was “having conversations” about joining.
Later that month, Arquette was confirmed to return as Dewey, who’s since become Woodsboro’s Sheriff.
The first four films were all directed by Wes Craven, though the “Master of Horror” died in 2015.
Those films were also executive produced by the now-disgraced Harvey Weinstein.
“Scream” and “Dawson’s Creek” creator Kevin Williamson, who penned “Scream 2” and “Scream 4,” will also executive produce the upcoming fifth installment.
In June, Variety reported the film was eyeing a 2021 theatrical release.
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