Courteney Cox Says Scream 6 Script Is 'Really Good' and Teases Her Return as Gale Weathers

Courteney Cox Says Scream 6 Script Is 'Really Good' and Teases Her Return as Gale Weathers

May 13, 2022

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Gale Weathers is still reporting for duty.

Courteney Cox teased the return of her Scream character in the upcoming sixth installment of the iconic slasher franchise, also historically starring Neve Campbell and David Arquette.

The trio returned as Gale, Sidney Prescott and Dewey Riley, respectively, in the fifth film — simply titled Scream, just like the original 1996 movie — which premiered in January.

Of the new film, due out next spring, Cox, 57, told Entertainment Tonight, "I don't know about contracts and where things are, but I'll tell you in the script — it's a really good one."

"You actually have to be killed if you talk about it, so I'm not gonna say anything," joked the Shining Vale actress.

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During a March episode of the Just for Variety podcast with host Marc Malkin, Cox opened up about reprising her star role as Gale in the horror franchise that first premiered 25 years ago.

In the interview, Cox revealed that she had just received the script for the upcoming film and was "excited" to get to work.

"I got the script yesterday," the Friends alum said. "I haven't read it yet, I just got it … I'm excited to read it, and I know they're going to start filming … I think, in June, in Canada."

She then joked, "I don't know if I'm supposed to say anything. Let me tell you the killer!"

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During her Just for Variety interview, Cox also weighed in on the franchise killing off Arquette's character Dewey in the latest installment. (Cox and Arquette, 50, were married from 1999 to 2013 and share daughter Coco, 17.)

"It was sad because Dewey is such a beloved character and he's so goofy," said Cox. "I thought he brought such a comedic twist to the whole franchise. I think that was a downer."

In February, Paramount and Spyglass announced in a statement obtained by PEOPLE that another Scream installation is officially in the works, with the Radio Silence collective's Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett returning to direct and James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick writing the script.

According to IMDb, the sixth film will also see the return of franchise newbies Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding.

Hayden Panettiere will also be back. the made her franchise debut in 2011's Scream 4. Her character, Kirby, was presumed dead by many until an Easter egg inthe fifth film revealed she was still alive.

Scream 6 is scheduled for release on March 31, 2023.

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