Yesterday, it was revealed that Scream franchise star David Arquette would be officially reprising the role of Sheriff Dewey Riley in the upcoming Scream 5. Along with a statement from the actor himself via The Hollywood Reporter.
ARQUETTE: “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new. Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”
Ready or Not directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet will be handling the sequel to the horror satire.
Neve Campbell recently confirmed she was in talks to reprise the role of Sidney Prescot, debunking reports the project would be a reboot rather than a sequel.
There is a good chance that Courtney Cox would be back as Gale Weathers as well given that Gale and Dewey were a couple in the films. In real life, the pair of actors were married in 1999 and got divorced in 2013.
SCREAM 4 – It has been many years since the Ghostface Killer cut a deadly path through the town of Woodsboro. In order to get over the trauma of those horrific events, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has written a self-help book. She returns to Woodsboro for her book tour, and reconnects with old friends Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette). However, Sidney’s arrival also sparks the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney and everyone she loves in danger.