After the death of the creator of the first four “Screams” Wes Craven, it is very important for the successors of his work to maintain the continuity of “Scream 5” with the previous tapes. Previously, a contract was signed with David Arquette, who in four films went from deputy sheriff to sheriff in the role of Dewey Riley. And he will be the sheriff in the new film. Now, Courteney Cox, who played the nosy journalist Gail Weathers in all the films of the franchise, has given her consent.
The directors of the new film, Matt Bettinelli-Alpin and Tyler Gillette, talk about this:
We can’t imagine Scream without the iconic Gail Weathers and are incredibly excited to work with Courtney. We’re mega-fans of her acting skills, we’re delighted to have her join us in the next chapter of the Scream saga.
I can’t wait to see this face again.