Tuesday, May 21, 2024

“Scream” Reboot Producers Announce Courteney Cox Joining David Arquette, Neve Campbell Will Be Next


Surprise! Courteney Cox has joined the “Scream” reboot. David Arquette was already announced. LOL. Neve Campbell will be next. I’m sure the deals were all done a long time ago.

“Ready or Not” directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are helming the reboot from a script by James Vanderbilt (“Murder Mystery,” “Zodiac,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and Guy Busick (“Ready or Not”).

Original writer Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella are executive producing with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are producers. Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett and Villella run the production company, Radio Silence. They said in a statement, “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!”

The first “Scream” was launched in 1996 under Dimension/Miramax. It started a franchise that underwrote a lot of Oscar nominated movies over the years. The four “Scream” movies made a total of $608 million in worldwide box office with sequels released in 1997, 2000 and 2011.

Look for the new producers to cast a lot of hot, current kids as “Scream” needs a lot of red herrings and dead bodies so the three main characters can make it out alive. With the new diversity, I’d look for folks like RuPaul, Tiffany Haddish, and Kevin Hart. And I hope they hire Amber Ruffin to do something! But please, no Kardashians. None. Not even as a joke. Or Kanye. Please.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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